I started playing around with Wix to create my capstone portfolio site, and I had forgotten how fun this is! I really liked my Gateway portfolio, and I looked back at it for inspiration and ideas for the Capstone one. For a minute I thought about using the same portfolio template again, since I was such a fan and spent a ton of time on it, but I figured I might as well go ahead and make a new one. I mapped out what I tentatively wanted for my portfolio, and then I started looking for themes on wix that might work well with my “vision.” Naturally, I decided it would be a good time to sort through an excessive number of pages of potential website templates to find a good one (I got to page 37, guys. And there are 6 templates per page, so that means I picked through 222 templates before I made a decision. Wuddup term paper due this week that I should’ve been working on 222 templates ago… #priorities). Anyway, I picked one and have been playing around with it and planning out which artifacts I’m going to include, and where they’re gonna go, and what fun fancy apps and widgets and all that will work with it. I chose a super minimalist theme that is just a white background with small, black writing, and minimal black lines. I plan to use a lot of photographs through out the portfolio to tie things together across the pages, and I think the use of photos against the minimal background will make them more impactful and provide for an engaging experience for my readers. I’m having a ton of fun so far with it! I’m really excited to keep building up my portfolio now, and I want to try lots of cool ways to integrate my assignments. I just figured out how to embed a powerpoint into my wix page, so that’s pretty awesome. I had a lot of trouble with all this website making stuff when I used Wix for the first time during the Gateway course, but I think it’ll be much better this time around since I’m already more familiar with the site builder and how to add all kinds of fun stuff. I also ended up going back through more old assignments to look for things that might fit together for the portfolio, and I found a project I did freshman year that I had totally forgotten about, but that’s kind of related to my Capstone project, which is awesome. Right now I’m feeling pretty positive about this portfolio (in case you couldn’t tell), and I’m excited to show it off in a couple weeks as a more refined product.
Hello :) I'm a BCN major (that's Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience...obnoxiously long name, I know) here at the University of Michigan, as well as an Applied Statistics minor-- and a Writing minor, of course! I'm involved in Psychology research and spend a lot of my "free" time doing that. I also recent-ish-ly started learning to play the ukulele, so that's cool. Oh, and I once smashed a huge whole in a wall with my butt. That was about 6 years ago, but I haven't done anything nearly as impressive since. Still hoping to follow it up with something great!