Portfolio, where do I begin?

Hi everyone,

So here’s my problem, I’ve just completed a 28 hour web development crash course and now i’m feeling pretty good about my HTML, CSS & Javascript skills, and so-so about my knowledge of PHP, Bootstrap and MySQL. Everywhere I look next tells me to get started building my first projects for my portfolio, but what exactly does that mean? Do I just make up a fictional coffee house and create a website for it, or am I supposed to go out there and find a coffee house who needs help with their website?

Perhaps this sounds a little naive for anyone past this hurdle, but I’m feeling a little overwhelmed at the choices ahead for my next step and i’d love some advice. Can anyone help steer me in the right direction?


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well, you could contribute to open source projects for non profits organisations, for example here:

or you could install XAMPP on your computer to build a website (front-end and back-end) of your choice, there are several options.


Hey Rory,
You should make a github account, make small projects and upload them there. Check this page to learn how to make repositories: https://guides.github.com/activities/hello-world/