What things I need to have on portfolio projects

What things I need to have on portfolio projects


Hi all,

So I’ve finished all the front end certificates and before starting on back end decided to work on my portfolio. I looked for some projects to make and found some neat ideas.

So far I’m working on a memory game and a working ecommerce store. The memory game is fully complete built in React (though not yet hosted, here is github : https://github.com/JordanMMarsh/memory-game) such that cards appear in random order and animation flip over when clicked and when a match is made they stay flipped.

My question is related to what to add to these projects. I am not a web designer and the idea of web and graphic design doesn’t interest me, whereas the idea of coding apps like memory game, e-commerce store, battleship game, etc is super exciting.

I want to showcase my skills, but don’t feel like I have the capabilities or interest to make them incredibly visually polished. Do I need to add extreme polish? Or is just showing that I can make the game enough for applying?

Thanks for the help all
(below is title and easy mode, hardmode doubles amount of cards)


I don’t think you need to worry too much about web design if your focus is on development. Saying that, at least making it looking reasonable is a necessity. As a frontend developer you also need to know how to animate stuff, etc… For me, your game looks just fine! Good job and congratulations on your frontend certificate.


According to the screenshot you’re doing just fine. It looks good.

If you want to be a software developer I guess big companies have a team of designers so I don’t think being good at UI design is a must.

Good work!