1. Use a layout
I recently tried to build my ePortfolio without a premade layout. It turned out looking like an e-invitation to Elmo’s 6th birthday party. Layouts give you options for color schemes and design and will look way more put together than a personal creation (which may get confused for the work of a five year old).
2. Simple is better
With that beings said, I have noticed that layouts do not always turn out perfect. Make sure to use minimal colors and stick to one type of font.
3. Have a relevant theme
It’s really cool if your favorite thing to do is make macaroni and cheese. But don’t use that as your cover photo for your blog. Make sure that your theme makes sense and benefits your work.
4. Have legitimate stuff to put on your blog
The most important piece of your ePortfolio is the work you are showcasing – make sure that it is the best it can possibly be!
and most importantly,
5. Avoid Comic Sans MS
If you have a choice to pet a grizzly bear or use Comic Sans MS on your ePortfolio, pet the grizzly bear. Nothing screams “I have the brain of a fifth grader” like using Comic Sans 14 pt. font in a neon color.