VUIT Digital Arts
Class Website - http://multimedia.tafe.vu.edu.au/lisa/2015/ID2
Subject: ID2 - Interactive Design
Course: Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV60411)
CLASS 12 - Wordpress Portfolio Development
widgets and other add-ons
Hopefully you have a theme that you can work with now, but you will need to fully explore it to make sure it works for you. Read this page to make sure you have considered all the options:
Today you will investigate and experiment with widgets and other customisations in Wordpress to get your site looking and functioning the way you want it to.
Follow the instructions on this page:
Things to make sure you have checked and set up in your site:
Spend any remaining time adding content to your site - you need to have Pages, Posts and Media (images) uploaded to fully explore and work with your portfolio layout and functionality.
*Note: widgets do a lot of really cool things, but having too many widgets can make your site look crowded and direct focus away from your content. So make sure you really consider whether you need that widget or not. You can always experiment with adding and removing them.
Create: things to do this week
1. Upload minimum of 5 Images to your Wordpress site with the proper specifications (72 dpi, no larger than 1200 x 900 pixels, JPG or PNG)
2. Create minimum of 3 Pages for your portfolio and insert content: text & image (video optional) where appropriate - with a minimum of 1 image gallery or slideshow with titles, captions etc. for each image.
3. Make 2 Posts about projects you are working on with images of work in progress or completed work
4. Comment on a minimum of 3 other student's blog Posts