Help with portfolio - planning etc etc

Hello, I’m new here so feel free to delete this if I’m in the wrong page or something.

Hi! I’m doing the portfolio challenge right now and I actually would want to take it really seriously. I have been coding for 2 years now and to be honest, I feel it has been an informal journey for me. I learned a lot about PHP but most of my front-end skills are dull as hell.

I’m planning on using this portfolio for future interviews and I would like some help on planning it.
Any suggestions is welcome and this topic will be updated everytime I made progress.

First up is the planning. I have two questions…

  • Should I just try my best to copy the one in the challenge?
  • If no, how does designing it go, what to consider and all that?