Thanks Lionel for these perceptive and really useful remarks.
I made the “portfolio” boring on purpose. It’s really just a bunch of keywords with links. I think hiring people get so many submissions that they just look for keywords initially. Pictures, for example, would just distract. Anyway, if someone is looking for pretty pictures on a portfolio submission, it’s probably not someone for me. Again, I don’t know.
I agree wi†h you that there is some work involved going deeper. From the perspective of someone filtering through lots of submissions, is having a much more sprawling page better? I wish I knew the answers to these questions.
I thought a lot about the “other” category. It IS at the bottom. I’m actually looking for something where programming and math competence are required in an actual human being and not a super-geek (ie, not very close to the machine). So this is kind of my filter.
C++, Smalltalk - I don’t know, so I’ll leave it for now.
The text is quite small on my iphone… I can actually make the minimum size larger - it’s just a constant in the application. The structure is already completely vertical, so I don’t know how else to modify it for an iphone. What would you suggest? Do people look at portfolios on iphones?
Thanks again for these very thoughtful comments.