For my remediation project, I made a very basic mock-up of my brochure. I didn’t have a clear vision for what colors and themes I wanted to use so I just drew a very simple layout for each page. It made me realize that I definitely want to explore online brochure templates so that I don’t have to create my layout from scratch. The Brother Creative Center offers a lot of free brochure templates so I’ll have to look into those for the next phase of my project. I’m sure I’ll start running into problems once I start using the templates, but so far my project seems like it will be fairly straightforward.
For my ePortfolio, I found a template on WiX that I love so I based my mockup entirely on that. For the main page, the layout has a simple title and background photo without any explanatory text. I like this template because it allows me to ease the audience into my ePortfolio without first becoming immediately overwhelmed with text. There are tabs at the top that users can click on to navigate, including an “About” button that will link to an explanation of my portfolio. Certain features of editing have been a little frustrating but for the most part things are going smoothly. My only concern is how I plan on displaying all my writing from this class. I can’t decide if I want each project in a separate tab or if I should put all the pieces under one general category and do sub-tabs.