We wanted to make an open source portfolio template, as not everyone has the time to create one from scratch.
What it does
The project serves to be a template that can be reused by anyone who wants to get started with a quick and easy template. It also serves as a resource guide to other free online templates.
How we built it
We took inspiration from other online portfolio templates. We used Bootstrap and CSS to style the pages and portfolio, and used React to create all the files and link them to a separate file in the project where the user can add and update their info.
Challenges we ran into
This was naturally our first time creating a portfolio, and it also had to be used as a template that is easy to download and customize. We had to research a lot of other portfolio templates to get an idea of what to build, and mess around with the styling to achieve what we have now.
What we learned
We learned a lot about styling with Bootstrap and CSS. We also learned about the difficulties of creating a portfolio from scratch, and how to link data between files. Finally, we learned about the importance of working together as a team and completing each of our assigned roles.
What's next for React Portfolio Template
Due to the time constraints, we were only able to make one template. In the future, we hope to make more portfolio templates, as design is based on the user.