Critique my Portfolio
Posted 31 January 2005 - 05:11 AM
--again, what I'm going to write is really how the portfolio could work better for getting into schools, not any other aspect. I actually think it is a good thing that you don't describe each piece. Here was my experience...I sent out two different versions of my portfolio...all the schools that rejected me were the schools that got a portfolio with descriptions of each piece, all the schools that accepted me got portfolio's without descriptions. The reason for this, it could be just a fluke, but I think it was because my descriptions ended up limiting what they thought of the work. Without them their minds were free to roam. I liked the picture on your about me page...maybe instead of adding text you could do something more creative, like make a self portrait using many images, colors or words...if you show that you can think outside of the box on your website they will see your potential. Also, I just wanted to let you know that it is a great that you have both non computer and computer work on the site. It shows that you understand the computer is just a tool and you don't limit yourself by tools.
So to conclude, the more creative you can be within your site, the better off you will be, don't feel the need to over emphasize yourself --just give them a taste (but a taste that really sparks their interest), when you interview you can get more in depth, think of your website as a piece of art as well...it will leave a big impression and if it is in line with your work it will be a big help. Ok, have a great day..good luck with getting into the schools.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 05:32 AM
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
Safari is the generic browser for Macs. Incase you don't have access to a mac, its always good to ask a friend or someone else to check it out for you (possibly someone on DC.net ) I use Macs at school and I have noticed that alot of things (especially some CSS elements) work very differently in Safari and therfore look differently.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:58 PM
My question was; Why don't some websites work in other browsers and what can I change on mine to make it "universal"
Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:11 PM
Safari and Firefox are more strict - they like to see the code the way it was meant to be, and the CSS is rendered properly. If you have ever tried to create a tableless website using CSS, big issues arise when you try and look at it through Firefox and IE.
To avoid these problems, it is always best to make sure your website is W3C compatible: http://validator.w3.org
Using XHTML doesn't hurt either - its a very strict form of HTML, and will most likely be the future for generic web standards.
Posted 12 July 2005 - 11:24 PM
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