I’m a copywriter and thinking of ditching the conventional website approach and using WordPress to market my business. I’m not looking for traffic so much as a well-presented calling card with information about me and samples of my work. These would be PDF thumbnails in a portfolio section of the site that could be dowloaded.
Is WordPress suitable for building a site that looks reasonably professional? My clients include smaller businesses and major companies.
Can I present downloadable PDFs as described above?
I have maintained a couple of Worpress sites, so know the basics.
As a portfolio site, WordPress.com is certainly a good choice. You may want to browse the Theme Showcase http://theme.wordpress.com/ to see if there is one suitable for your purpose. Many themes can be easily modified.
The PDF embed/download is possible, either with Scribd to embed or use a PDF icon to link to the uploaded file.