So I finished my ePortfolio, and I officially know everything there is to know about making a website… In all seriousness, I feel a great sense of accomplishment after hours upon hours of color scheming and reuploading artifacts and playing with all the fun apps that Wix has to offer. I think it is really cool that we get to showcase all of the work we have been doing this semester in these ePortfolios; it feels a lot more meaningful than just receiving grades for our projects and never looking at them again. I think I still want to work on the flow of my blog, it feels like all of the pieces are still really separate, and it doesn’t quite tell the cohesive story that I would like it to. I think my ePortfolio has a running theme that brings it together, but there is still an element that I am looking for to make it showcase who I am as a writer. But I think that will come as I learn more about myself as a writer. It was a long process for sure. I started out with this idea that I wanted my writing to be represented by a tree because of all of the different “branches” or genres of writing I enjoy, but I had to refine that idea to keep in mind that I wanted the ePortfolio to look professional and mature as well. There was a lot of experimenting with general thematic layout, but in the end I’m quite happy with the result. I get to showcase my own photography and still maintain the nature theme I was going for, which adds a personal touch to the website in my eyes. I think all in all, I’m quite pleased with my first real ePortfolio experience. Sad to say this is the last post for the Gateway course, it’s been a great semester!
For your consideration: http://sojoshi.wix.com/sjoshieportfolio