ePortfolio Update: Boy was I wrong about mobile design

responsivedesignA few months ago, I did a short series about creating an ePortfolio. I’d like to think I got a majority of my advice correct, but boy was I off about how to design for mobile. So, I’d like to take some time to give you an update on my ePortfolio and then talk about responsive web design.

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iDiversity and Google Analytics

As you may know, I was elected the webmaster of iDiversity in September. This position is awesome! I’ve redesigned a website and the logo, and I get to learn/practice webmaster skills that I will hopefully get to put into use in a professional position. What more can you ask from a student organization??

One of those skills is learning how to use Google Analytics. For those of you who don’t know what Google Analytics is, it’s a free service from Google that lets you collect data about how people access and use your site. This doesn’t mean that Google gives you personal information or anything invasive–it just allows the person using the service lots of information they can use to make their website better.

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e-Portfolios: Mobile

mobile version of kzawodny.info

A few months ago, Hack Library School posted about e-portfolios and their benefits. Ever since, I’ve been working on creating my very own e-portfolio and thought that I would share some of the things that I’ve learned. I’m working on a 4 part series that describes the different things I’ve been thinking about while designing and creating my e-portfolio including content, design, publishing, and mobile.

Having a mobile version of your site might not make sense, especially if you’re using a product that creates a mobile version for you. WordPress is an excellent example of a site that creates a mobile version. About.me creates a very nice looking and usable mobile version, but flavors.me does not.

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e-Portfolios: Design

A few months ago, Hack Library School posted about e-portfolios and their benefits. Ever since, I’ve been working on creating my very own e-portfolio and thought that I would share some of the things that I’ve learned. I’m working on a 4 part series that describes the different things I’ve been thinking about while designing and creating my e-portfolio including content, design, publishing, and mobile.

There are a lot of decisions you need to make when you design your e-portfolio. Here is my advice (not that you have to follow it, but I do you hope you keep it in mind!):

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e-Portfolios: Publishing

A few months ago, Hack Library School posted about e-portfolios and their benefits. Ever since, I’ve been working on creating my very own e-portfolio and thought that I would share some of the things that I’ve learned. I’m working on a 4 part series that describes the different things I’ve been thinking about while designing and creating my e-portfolio including content, design, publishing, and mobile.

You have a lot of options when creating an e-portfolio or personal web site. You can create your own (like I did!) and host it yourself, or you can use a variety of different services that’ll make it a lot easier.

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e-Portfolios: Content

kzawodny.info screenshot

Screenshot of my e-portfolio

A few months ago, Hack Library School posted about e-portfolios and their benefits. Ever since, I’ve been working on creating my very own e-portfolio and thought that I would share some of the things that I’ve learned. I’m working on a 4 part series that describes the different things I’ve been thinking about while designing and creating my e-portfolio including content, design, publishing, and mobile.

The first step is to decide what content you want to include in your Web site. This really includes any kind of Web site or e-Portfolio–you have to know how you want to portray yourself to your audience and what information you want to give them. The way I see it, there are 4 important categories of information: the About Me, Experience, Work Samples, and Links.
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