"The Best Portofolios are online
As an editor I am always looking for references for all the publications I have been doing, and after some years I came to the conclusion that there is just one place to look for all I need: the web. And you got to know how to look for things, not to waste your precious hours to find the references you need. This book is just about that. You want the best in terms of navigation, graphics, programming etc. This is the compact reference you need to use as a buyer of services, reference for clients, inspiration and challenge. We have collected 200 portofolios from more than 30 countries, to give you a broad view of what is available ou there. But the book and the fun don't stop here, since you can go through many of the great pages linked to these ones, including the designers and offices that designed them.
Youl will see that this book focus on creative areas and there is logic for that. First of all are areas where people indeed use the term portofolio, which is the showcase of a production, intending to advertise, or amuse potential clients and othr visitors. Secondly, creative areas such as photography, illustration, graphic, design, etc, demand many times (or are desired to have as as a differential) specific solutions to empower the work shown. Third, there is much more freedom for them to create without thinking about a corporate image or links with specific standards. That allow them to experiment more and discover many times new ways of navigate, display (and play with) works, and finally reach viewers' attention in ways that would be in principle unimaginable." (Julius Wiedemann)