Step 1: Plan and Design
Before you start coding, you need to have a clear plan of what you want your portfolio website to look like. Sketch out a wireframe or mockup of your website's layout, and decide on the color scheme, typography, and overall design aesthetic.
Once you have a clear plan in place, it's time to start coding.
Step 2: HTML Markup
The first step is to create the HTML markup for your website. Start by creating an index.html file and adding the basic HTML structure, including the head and body tags. Then, add the necessary HTML elements for your website's content, such as headings, paragraphs, images, and links.
To make your website responsive, you'll need to use HTML5 semantic tags, such as header, main, footer, and section. These tags help structure your content and make it easier for search engines to crawl and index your website.
Step 3: CSS Styling
Once you have the HTML markup in place, it's time to add some style to your website using CSS. Create a new style.css file and link it to your index.html file using the link tag in the head section.
Start by setting the basic styles for your website, such as the font size, font family, and color scheme. Then, add styles for your website's layout, such as the width and height of your website's main container.
To make your website responsive, you'll need to use CSS media queries, which allow you to apply different styles to your website based on the screen size. For example, you can set the font size and padding to be smaller on mobile devices than on desktops.
Step 5: Testing and Optimization
Once you've built your responsive portfolio website, it's time to test it on different devices and browsers to make sure it looks and works as expected. You can use tools such as BrowserStack or CrossBrowserTesting to test your website on different devices and browsers.