- An Introduction to Web Development Software
Web development tools can be broken into three main categories: highly structured "what you see is what you get" (WSYWIG) tools, flexible WSYWIG tools with access to coding, and full coding tools. Additionally, a content management system (CMS) can help separate the design and the content, and make updating your web portfolio easy. I'd like to talk about each of these categories and how you can use them to build your own web portfolio.
WordPress is perhaps the herald of the golden age of web development. WordPress began its life as a blogging platform and has grown well beyond that. It is now considered by many as a full-blown CMS. Although it doesn't have quite the same openness of Joomla, even advanced users will be able to do much the same with both thanks to the open source nature of WordPress and the ability to develop your own themes for it.
Explore this unit to learn more about WordPress and how to set up a web portfolio using it. If you are interested in testing your skills, use the student task list as a guide to discover how to navigate and use WordPress.
- Web Portfolio Content
So now that you have your web portfolio setup, the question is what to do with it? Adding content, or sometimes not adding content, can make or break a successful web portfolio. This chapter will take you through the ins and outs of selecting and crafting your content.