Monday, May 13, 2013

From Neopets guilds to big girl portfolios

Ah, at long last. Here is my final for the internet development class (aka intro to web design) I took this past semester.

Anyhow, it's not perfect. Farrrrrrrrrrrrrrr from. 

It's been years since I've coded guilds on Neopets (yes, I was that person), so I decided to take the HTML/CSS basics class to re-learn the basics and hopefully learn some more advanced things for the first time. It was definitely a worthy investment and I would recommend the class to anyone (ITLS 5265). For our final project, we were asked to create a conglomeration of all that we've learned -- external style sheets, javascript, fonts, colors, tables, forms, links, videos, etc.

I knew that I wanted to create an online portfolio the moment I first registered for the class. It just happened to work out perfectly that I could make one that would count as my final project.

Click the image to be taken to the site.

In a recent job interview, I asked the interviewee if he likes to see online portfolios. He told me that yes, he does like to see them, but no, he doesn't really read through them. He said it was more of an immediate "oh, this person is tech-savvy" filter that helps him when sifting through the first round of resumes and applications. For me, that's good enough. I had a lot of fun messing around with this and thoroughly enjoyed the class. The only previous knowledge I really had of HTML (CSS is a new beast) was what I taught myself during my Neopets craze (feel free to judge me and/or confess your love for the online pet site as well, it's whatevs).

A few disclaimers:
  • It's not done. It's not perfect. I'm relatively new to this.
  • Yes, yes I do realize my last name isn't Jorgensen (yet!). Didn't want to have to change it later.
  • The colored pencils, though gorgeous, aren't what I want there. Working on/struggling with that section. I think I need a new headshot to go there. Yes? No? Maybe?
  • Suggestions are more than welcome.

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