For the final project for this course, our professor asked us to turn our blog into a five page portfolio site that includes a home page and four secondary pages. The pages had to include an about me section, a personal portfolio, our blogs, and a contact page. We were also required to design the logo for our site.
I really enjoyed the first part of this assignment. I loved creating the logo, and it actually came easy to me this time! Then, when it came time to fill the website with content, that was actually pretty simple too. We had free reign to create our website as we wanted, so knowing what I wanted on the front page, figuring out my “About Me” and putting together my portfolio came pretty easily… Then the real trouble started.
I found the actual formatting of the website, the web design part, to be extremely difficult. Even as I am writing this post I am still sorting out the kinks. The “Simplicity” theme seems pretty straightforward at first glance, but there are a lot of components that go into it. Understanding what each typography setting means, exploring fonts and sizes and colors, and discovering how to add background images has, to put it as a cliche, all been Greek to me! I have all the ideas in my head, but putting them down on webpage has proven to be a challenge. The more I work at it, the more things seem to click, but I still have a long way to go before I fully understand Word Press and all of its components – if I ever -fully- understand it, that is.
On a scale of 1-5, I would say this project has been a 4.5. Definitely the most challenging thus far. A worthy opponent for a semester of new things!
Originally posted at CK1