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Why Single Page Sites Are a Bad Idea

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Why Single Page Sites Are a Bad Idea

Many creative freelancers have been opting for simple, one-page portfolio sites. These can be a bad idea for several reasons that we will explore in this video.

1.Introduction
1 lesson, 01:52

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1.1
Course Overview
01:52

2.Site Structure
2 lessons, 05:26

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2.1
Why Single Page Sites Are a Bad Idea
03:03

2.2
Pages We Are Going to Cover
02:23

3.The Homepage
4 lessons, 29:22

3.1
What Your Homepage Should Accomplish
05:09

3.2
The Image Slider
03:42

3.3
Designing the Image Slider Promo
15:52

3.4
Social Sharing
04:39

4.Case Studies
5 lessons, 20:38

4.1
What is a Case Study?
02:32

4.2
How to Craft a Compelling Case Study
05:23

4.3
Writing a Case Study, Start to Finish
06:22

4.4
Presentation Counts
03:00

4.5
Positioning Your Case Studies For Maximum Impact
03:21

5.Client Testimonials
4 lessons, 21:19

5.1
Why Testimonials are Important
01:41

5.2
Strategies for Getting Amazing Testimonials
09:21

5.3
Turning a Client Feedback Survey into a Winning Testimonial
07:15

5.4
Where You Should Put Your Testimonials
03:02

6.Showcasing Your Work
2 lessons, 11:44

6.1
The Portfolio Page Structure
08:53

6.2
Sharing Your Work
02:51

7.Your Blog
3 lessons, 12:38

7.1
Why a Blog is Important to Your Site
03:15

7.2
Design & User Interface Tips
05:36

7.3
MIni-Blogrolls
03:47

8.The About Page
3 lessons, 12:37

8.1
How to Write a Compelling Bio
05:55

8.2
Writing my Bio, Start to Finish
04:22

8.3
Adding a Photo
02:20

9.Kick it Up a Notch With Video
6 lessons, 37:21

9.1
Homepage Welcome Videos
09:07

9.2
Video Case Studies
04:27

9.3
Video Testimonials
09:59

9.4
What You Will Need
02:43

9.5
Shooting Tips
04:41

9.6
Hosting Options
06:24

10.The Hard Sell
2 lessons, 05:55

10.1
The All-Important Call-to-Action
03:12

10.2
The Bigger (Better) Contact Form
02:43

11.Conclusion
1 lesson, 01:55

11.1
Final Thoughts
01:55


About Wes McDowell
Wes McDowell is the principal and lead designer at The Deep End design studio in Los Angeles. In addition to working with clients, he also co-hosts a popular podcast, called "The Deeply Graphic DesignCast," which covers all of the topics that are important to designers.
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