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  1. tezza

    tezza TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys,

    I am a photography student taking photography as my A level. I am currently designing a web portfolio for my assignment. My plans are to have different categories i.e. landscape, pets, etc and then users can click on each one and get thumbnails of all the pictures.
    I have also included a contact me page and a about me page.
    My question is what else would you advise adding to the site, in order to help boost my grades.
    Thanks in advance it is much appreciated.

    Tezza
     
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    Good photography ;)
     
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    Matt gave you the best advice :D
     
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    hehe..yeah, good photos will certainly do the trick. :) Something your instructor might be impressed with is SimpleViewer.
     
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    I would stay away from flash. Just something simple with good photographs.
     
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    Obviously that is a major benefit having good images. I mean the actual content and features. What would you recommend?
     
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    What does your assignment call for?
     
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    There isnt a specific task sheet. We were just asked to create a portfolio for our work.
    Hence the reason asking on here for ideas. I intend to have a homepage with samples on it in a scroll type affect. The you can click on the enter button to access the site.
    On here there will be a page about me with a vide interview and a few details about me.
    I will then have a page with the different themes of photography like landscape, etc, in which people can click on the section of choice and get to see thumbnails of all the various work to do with that theme. If they want an enlarged version they can click on the thumbnail and it will show along with a description of the photograph.
    What else do you think could be added to make it unique? Thanks for all your comments so far they are all appreciated.
     
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    Did your instructor ask you to make a web portfolio, or did they just say "portfolio"? I would be inclined to make a "real" portfolio, in a binder.
     
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    I agree with the above, if the instructor said "portfolio" she's prolly looking for a good old fashioned binder portfolio.
     
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    They asked for an E-Portfolio. Therefore it is bascially a website yet not being published on the Internet as of yet.
    The idea is that I print off each page once I have completed the site and annotate each one.
    I will also put the website onto a disc in which I can hand the examiner for them to look at on a computer.
    Any ideas?
     
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    Anyone?
     

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