Customizing Your Proz Profile - A Love Story
Thread poster: Triston Goodwin

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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Oct 20, 2014

Hi everyone!

I have been working on this for a while now and wanted to share. I was able to customize the About Me section of my profile here and made a quick guide on how to do the same. I just uploaded it to Youtube and invite you all to take a look.

Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5a4bHGE54A


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Kaisa Azriouli
Finland
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customizing your profile Oct 20, 2014

Great work for the profile design - provided that the dreamweaver is not the guarantee of the good looks. I will later on take my time to search whether the notepad really works with your good recipe.

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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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Design Oct 21, 2014

I certainly could have used Dreamweaver, but that is the whole video and process that I used for my profile as it is right now. WYSIWYG

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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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One more thought Oct 21, 2014

It occurred to me that I should explain that Dreamweaver or Notepad, in this case, is simply there to capture the HTML code and copy - paste it into your profile. We're not editing or changing anything in there (at least in the video).

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Victor Westmann
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Will try it soon Oct 22, 2014

Hey Tristran,

thanks for sharing the tips and spending your time to record all the steps in a video. Will pimp my Proz Profile page soon!

Cheers.


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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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Happy to help! Oct 22, 2014

Share a link to your profile in the comments once you have it done, I'd love to see it. Plus you get some free advertising out of it

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Laura Hargreaves  Identity Verified
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Wow! Thanks! Oct 22, 2014

Wow Triston, thanks for sharing this! I didn't realise the profile page could handle HTML and this opens up some exciting possibilities!

I'll be sure to share a link once I've updated my profile to show off the finished result!

Kind Regards,

Laura Hargreaves
LanguagesbyLaura.com
Creative Translation and Language Tuition


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Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
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Can't wait to see it! Oct 23, 2014

There is an old guide available here on Proz, but it's out of date and it can be a little intimidating for those not familiar with HTML (even I was a little scared of it!). I really wanted to see how far I could push my account. I tried a few different things with mixed levels of success until one day, while working on an email campaign for a client, it just clicked - my profile needed to be coded like an email. I have been trying to find an easy way for other people to do the same ever since. What I have up currently didn't require any special tools or skills. I built everything during the video and even uploaded it live. Eventually I'm going to replace it with something else, but I wanted to leave it up for a while so people can see that it's real and that it works.

I don't pretend to be a web development expert or anything, I just like finding creative ways to solve problems.


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Marina Menendez  Identity Verified
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Creative Oct 23, 2014

Thanks for sharing!

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