How Important is A Website Portfolio to Your Business?
Anyone in business knows the importance of making a good first impression on potential clients. For many graphic designers, artists, programmers, web designers and developers, a website portfolio provides prospective clients with their first look at your business. From this “first impression”, your visitors form their opinion about the credibility of your business as well as your expertise.
Yet, web portfolios take precious work hours to create and for a busy web professional, online portfolio maintenance can be a nightmare!
Introducing ST Portfolio version 2.0
ST Portfolio helps you generate a winning first impression of your business as well as the skills you present in your online portfolio. We’ve enhanced the broad array of main features in ST Portfolio and built in some new ones to bring you the ultimate in easy professional web portfolio creation and maintenance — ST Portfolio version 2.0!
ST Portfolio version 2.0 is a full-bodied online portfolio development program with features such as AJAX enabled code, new backend GUI, and SEO friendly URLs.
Main ST Portfolio Features
• Start with ST Portfolio’s easy web-based installation that easily integrates into your existing website with just one line of code
• Use ST Portfolio’s powerful template system to control exactly how listing and entry details are displayed and perfectly fit your page design.
• Add multiple templates for each type of listing and select from them on the fly.
• Categorize your entries using the popular MySQL database using predefined fields like title, category, url, image, description, and length or disable the category header for further page customization.
• Add a single entry to multiple categories like Flash, Web Design, and PHP Programming.
• Add new entries with ST Portfolio’s WYSIWYG Editor.
• Control the number of entries displayed per page and set the order in which each entry is displayed.
• Automate thumbnail generation from your uploaded images.
• Set the length of the description that is truncated on the listing page
• Set the link color, link hover color, or use CSS to control the way links and text are displayed.
• Upload your own "read more" button.
Enhanced Features in ST Portfolio Version 2.0
• AJAX add, edit and delete of categories. Add, edit or delete categories without waiting for the page to reload.
• Category Description. You can now add a category description to each category.
• AJAX photo upload and thumbnail gallery. Now add multiple pictures to a single portfolio. Drag and drop rearrange, add or edit descriptions on the fly. One the front end when a user clicks a thumbnail, the image is loaded in the main image spot without reloading the page! Only available in the PRO version.
• Hidden WYSIWYG editor. We also have hidden the slow loading WYSIWYG editor by default. This improves load times for both editing and adding portfolio pages. Need to use the WYSIWYG? Unhide it with a single click.
• GD library image resize. Proportionally resized thumbnails for enhanced display. No more fixed-width distortion with an added benefit of improved load times.
• Image overwrite protection. The system appends a unique identifier to each image uploaded, so you no longer accidentally upload and overwrite a previous image.
• User defined variables. Create your own links, text, and picture variables for use in the template engine.
• Improved security features. We have fixed an SQL inject security issue, increased the login and protection security from unauthorized access, and updated the security check with a more reliable license verification.
NEW features in version 2.0!
• AJAX enabled rearrange. Now just drag and drop portfolio entries in the order you want them. No more manually moving things up one by one.
• Search Engine friendly URLs. Now instead of a link in your online portfolio that reads /portfolio/portfolio.php?id=2&read=1, URLs now look like this: /portfolio/category/entry-title-name.php
• Htaccess wizard. A convenient htaccess wizard that generates the correct htaccess code for your preferred installation and easily redirects old URLs to Search Engine friendly URLs.
• New GUI backend makes ST Portfolio version 2.0 even more attractive and easier to use with an added benefit of drop down menus that improve navigation speed through the backend.
• New unbranded version available for a nominal fee enables you to remove the text “Powered by Solve Technology’s ST Portfolio’.