Your final project in NMAC 3108 is to construct a wiki around a certain topic. As a class, you will present a new project, or decide to revise an old one that’s already on the wiki.
Part of writing for the web is narrowing your focus. While there is obviously room for all types of content, the more focused the content is, the greater its appeal.
In many ways, the Web has made us all a bit more self-centered. While we might not always like what appears about us on the Web, we should use every means possible to control what gets emphasized. A good place to begin is to construct an “about” page.
The final step to setting up your professional portfolio is to integrate your other interaction on the Web into your portfolio with services, plug-ins, links, embedded objects, and images in order to begin spreading the word about your site.
While you are working on getting content onto your Writing for Digital Media portfolio, you should also consider an important tweak that will make your site more friendly to your users. Before you post any real content, be sure it’s easy to find.
If you are creating your professional portfolio, you now have a professional domain name, working email for the domain, and a functional content management system installed on the domain. Having achieved all of this, you still ostensibly do not have much to show for it. You now must add content.
For this part of designing your portfolio, you will need to research and install a content management system, or CMS, as the main component of your web site.
This assignment will help you set up crucial domain services — the most important of which is email. For this, we’ll use Google Apps.
Picking a domain name is an important decision. It becomes the foundation of the identity you are constructing for yourself, no matter what the web site’s purpose will be. Choosing the right name is the first step to establishing your digital identity.