I'm a self-taught web developer with about 4 years of programming and design experience. My list of closed projects includes - complete websites from scratch, network-based web applications, and a few website designs for which I haven't done the programming. I'm trying to build an online portfolio that I can easily share with potential clients in the future and have everything in one convenient place where I'm in complete control.
Based on what I've seen around the web, most web developers showcase screenshots of their work along with a description of the project, a few relevant details, and links to the actual website or web application.
With all honesty, some of my design work is not very flattering (to me at least) but those projects are still very important to me as some of them were done for major companies in Kuwait albeit on strict time-restraints. Also, as I mentioned earlier, some of my projects are network-based and are only accessible from within the company thus I cannot provide links to them. Additionally, I have a group of web applications that use the same design and interface so screenshots are not very convincing in this situation. I also recently found out that a company for which I build a website for back in 2010 has had their hosting account suspended for not paying. I don't want my future clients to jump to false conclusions based on something I had nothing to do with so I can't have a link for it either. That leaves with very few websites that are currently accessible to the general public and that bothers me. Despite numerous attempts, I don't seem to be able to decide on a good way to showcase my available work professionally with the said limitations above. It's driving me insane! I've been at it for some time now! Please help!!!