(AKA your Professional Selfie)

Having a great portfolio is not optional these days, and this is your chance to experiment with a Content Management System (CMS) at the same time. I’ll show you how to use WordPress for this purpose in the lab, but feel free to use any software you like to tackle this exercise. (Except Weebly — that is blocked by Western servers, so it won’t work here.)

 You can have as many sections as you like for the site, but there does need to be:

  • Navigation (a menu that your audience can use to use the site). The navigation can lead to blank sections for now, but think through how you would like to present your work: do you want to break it down thematically, by category, by anchor media, etc.
  • Some content for the home page
  • Links to your social media
  • A resume or CV that is a web page (i.e., not a link to a PDF, but you can have a PDF in addition to the web page). If you don’t want it public, then you can password protect it, which I’ll show you how to do in the lab.)
  • Three work samples (from other classes or previous work is acceptable)

Remember link to this from to the homepage of your exercises page, an address I’ll know. (publish.uwo.ca/~username)

Western University: Faculty of Information & Media Studies

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