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Portfolio in the making – considerations of design and competition.

As my final project, I will be creating a portfolio for myself. My site will feature an about page, a resume page, and a page that will showcase my work. Since I don’t have much work to showcase yet, I want to focus on the design of my page, and hopefully keep adding content to it over time, as I gain both experience and projects to showcase. Below are my considerations on criteria of effectiveness, aesthetics, functionality, audience, and competitive sites. Read More…

Pimp your profile. Use these plugins!

Plugins for

  • WP resume:

As my portfolio will show my CV, it is important to me that the look and design is attractive, easy to read, and simple. As I was searching ”CV” plugins, I came across the WP resume, previewed it and really liked it. I do not have a ton of experience on my resume, so I don’t need it to take up a lot of room.

  • Social Media Icons Widget:

Since my portfolio will take point of departure in my studies with the MCDM program, it’s imortant to me to have the social media icons present if people want to follow me or contact me. As I am a big fan of a simple look, I just want static icons.

  • Contact Form by vCita 2.1.0:

Although I want to include social media icons for people to contact me or follow me, I would like my page to also have an in-page contact form. I previewed this one, and really liked the look of it.

These themes will make you look twice. Right?

3 themes to consider for

Like other people in class, I want to create a portfolio for myself. To create an effective portfolio, I am looking for a theme with a clean and sleek look that will give potential future employers a good idea of who I am, what my story is, and what I am interested in.

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