Help me build a "Make Your Own Portfolio" Website

+8 Nikola Novakovic · August 15, 2014
Hey there! :) 

Ok so the initial post was change and the idea behind this. I talked to @Eugene and he suggested somthing that I think it has great potential. It will be a website where people can make their own portfolio. So basically Sam that loves ham, and is a designer , goes to our website, makes a profile, clicks a few buttons, and there he has an awesome portfolio which he can share to everyone. Isn't that awesome ? 

This is awesome because I would like to get out of my comfort zone, I try to do that as much as possible, and learn something that I am not so good at.For example to build a back-end in Ruby On Rails. I would LOVE to see that and how it is glued into a nice looking website. Pure basics of Ruby are familiar and oop Ruby, but to have someone actually go and do the entire websites back-end in Ruby , with me learning and contributing to that code, would be pretty cool.It does not have to be Ruby, it can be ASP.NET or whatever :) Nobody should be afraid of not knowing something :)

Any thoughts ? Someone wants to join ?;)

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0 Yannis Sp · August 16, 2014
I can help but not full time due to College and other responsibilities.I have a good experience and i know:HTML5,XML,CSS3,jQuery,php,MySQL.Send me a private message if you want me.
+1 Bob Maylie · August 17, 2014
Eastern standard time
+1 Nikola Novakovic · August 17, 2014
Yes bitbucket is cheaper and has an option of a closed repo up to five people. Honestly I will donate money , since I guess there will be more people then five I think. 

We should all meet on IRC agreed. My timezone is CET ( Central European Time ). 
And guys please consider a private forum. I think its the best way to organize talks, files ( that will be somewhere like on dropbox or what ever cloud storing system, that is my suggestion ) changes and a lot of other stuff. Please let me know that you want this, if not we will think of another way. 

Also I noticed that a person here, not sure what is his name wants to join, asks to send them a pm. That is not that huge of a problem, but honestly if more guys wanted that it would be a pain in the neck. EVERYBODY are welcome to join as long as they are willing to learn , be polite, and contribute. 
+1 Yannis Sp · August 17, 2014
I am in Eastern European timezone.
+1 Bob Maylie · August 17, 2014
@nikola would you like to choose a time and channel for the Irc?

I can throw in a couple bucks for web/repository hosting.
+1 Nikola Novakovic · August 17, 2014
Lets first decide if we are going to have a private forum on Eugene's website. I am strongly recommending that.

After we decide that, if we go for the forum, we should all register to that forum. Of course by all I mean everybody who wants to participate. And then we will decide a date and channel for IRC. 

Also Asana was mentioned here a few times, and I agree we should use it ( I know I also gave my two cents on asana already here, but I will repeat ) but only as a pure task menager nothing else. The forum should be for discussion ,improvments, bug reports etc. Everyone else agrees or ? :)

I want to get started with this. I have one huge project that is probably going to happen soon, and a couple of other websites I am working on, so the time will be limited. But I guess it will be limited for all of you too, which is totally fine. We will work on it as much as we can. 

While talking to Eugene the other day, in the kinda far future ( which should probably not be discussed here ) we should throw this project to kikcstarter for later resources in terms of storage and stuff that we need, but that is a far far future. Right now I think we should focus on:

  • Getting on the forum

  • Getting and talkin on irc 

  • Deciding which techonologies are we going to use. ( My vote goes to ASP.NET, I know some guys here mentioned they are proficient in php but I would love to get out of my comfort zone , as should you, and we should get this rolling in .NET style. Belive me you will love it , if you love robust oop stuff , talking to my php fans ;) I suggested ruby in the start, but nobody suggested Ruby except me, so I vote for asp.net )

  • Making small teams with specific tasks ( like designers, coders etc )

  • Getting to Asana and actually have our project there also



If anyone has something to add please do so ( to the list ). Also please confirm if you think that it is a good idea to go to Euguene's website and have a forum hosted in there. 

Thanks a lot, I am pretty serious about this,hope you are too, and let us get this thing rolling ;) 
+2 Predrag Kostic · August 17, 2014
I'd like to help but I still have to learn more about programming.. The only thing I'm good with is pixel art.
+1 Bob Maylie · August 17, 2014
I agree in using angular for front end and Eugene's private forum. 

I don't have any experience with asp but would be eager to learn another back-end. So, I vote yes to asp.net as well. Although I may need a mentor along the way.

How fast can we put Eugene's forum into action? (if agreed upon)
+1 Bob Maylie · August 17, 2014
Just another troll to ignore.
-2 Eugene Botma · August 17, 2014
Gee this thread got big fast.

@Predrag Kostic this is a good opportunity to better your skills then. If you feel you're not good enough to contribute to the code yet, keep involved in the discussions etc and work through the others's code as the project goes along. It's a good way to develop your skills.

As for the forum, in my boredom last night I already set up the forum, was just waiting for confirmation that we are in fact going to use it. you can check it out at   http://projectportfolio.seuntjie.com/ . I set it up so that only registered users can see the discussion boards. I made a few categories and boards that I feel will be necessary. So feel free to register and let me know if you think we need to add something else as well.

I'd like to use asp.net as well, it's a tremendous framework (IMO), but I would like to use other frameworks and languages as well. We could possibly do different parts or systems in different languages. But first, lets agree on what features the site will have and get a basic design under the knee.

edit: don't know if "under the knee" translates too well. In Afrikaans "onder die knie" means to be done with something.

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