Since I last posted about my capstone e-Portfolio, I’ve made major progress. I’ve created the actual site, inserted text and images, and come up with a tentative theme. I’m really excited about the direction I’ve chosen for the site. Below is a description of the progress I’ve made, along with some questions I have. I’d love some constructive feedback!
I’ve decided to follow a travel theme. On the first page, the text reads:
“Welcome to LindaTell Airlines!
We’d like to take a moment to tell you a bit about today’s site.
First, you’ll notice two navigation bars. The top one is for site visitors who are traveling for pleasure.
The second is for those of you who are traveling for business—capstone evaluators—and can be accessed by selecting the three lines on the upper right.
LindaTell Airlines can take you to a diverse array of destinations, including the lush forests of non-fiction, the calming coasts of fiction, and the vibrant cities of multi-media. While you’re here, we encourage you to indulge your inner wanderlust.
To ensure full attention, please turn off all electronic devices at this time.
And remember, this is a non-smoking website. Tampering with the smoke detector in the restroom is prohibited.
Once again, thanks for choosing Linda Tell Airlines. We hope you enjoy your trip!”
The tabs are still split up as Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Multi-Media, as I wrote about in my last blog post (Mapping My Capstone Portfolio). Now, each page has a little blurb about each ‘destination.’ So for example, when you click on Non-Fiction, the text reads:
“Welcome to the lush forests of Non-fiction. Here you’ll notice nature in it’s truest form. There’s nothing artificial about Non-fiction, and that’s why travelers find it so appealing. So take a look around! You might just discover something new.”
I think that this theme will help me achieve a cohesive feel, and truly make the e-Portfolio an artifact in itself. I also think that this theme helps me convey the idea that I have created a diverse variety of genres. Each ‘location’ is a metaphor for each genre, which I hope will reinforce this idea of diversity.
I also think that the theme does a good job at explaining who I am as a writer — I’d like to think that I’m creative and quirky, two traits that I think usually shine through in my various artifacts.
Of course, this is just a draft of my e-portfolio, an outline of what is to come. But if you’re interested in seeing what I’ve created so far, the link is below:
Please click around and let me know what you think in the comments below! Is the theme working? Is it achieving the goals that I’ve stated above? What needs work? What should I add/change? All input is appreciated!
I’m looking forward to completing this project and I think I’m on my way to creating something unique, fun, interesting, and of course, representative of me as a writer.
Thanks in advance for the feedback!