With the final project underway, we are officially in the homestretch of the semester. In the next few weeks, you’ll be marshaling all of your web design and writing skills to create beautiful finished sites. This is my favorite part of the semester—I love watching everything come together!
Your memorandum of understanding for the final project is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday. (Use the MOU template as a starting point and print out your completed MOU.) I will review your MOU and discuss it with you on Thursday after the exam.
In class on Tuesday, we will discuss different approaches to creating electronic portfolios. Before you come to class, please read the following articles:
- “Creating a Successful Online Portfolio,” by Sean Hodge
- “Best Practices for Effective Design of ‘About Me’ Pages,” by Mark Nutter
- “My Last Portfolio Sucked, Yours Might Too,” by Kyle Meyer
- “The Vanishing Personal Site,” by Jeffrey Zeldman
After reading these articles, search for examples of excellent portfolio sites and link to at least two of them in the comments section of this post. We’ll analyze some of the best ones in class on Tuesday.
On Thursday, we will have our second (and last) exam of the semester. This exam will be shorter than the first exam, but we won’t be doing anything else in class, so you will be able to work at your own pace. The exam will be open-book and open-note, and you can take the exam on paper or on your computer. When you are done with your exam, I will meet with you briefly to approve your MOU for the final project.