In trying to create a portfolio of my work, the first step is to figure out the organization of the site. I am thrilled we have the ability to use Moveable Type’s templates with tabs, as it makes a clean separation of areas while keeping a visitor clear on the site’s setup, but not really requiring a site map or breadcrumb trail to bring you back to GO. It’s a nice feature, and I think it gives me the opportunity to create segments of my life as a whole.
Now the question is, what sort of segments am I looking to highlight?
- Well, there’s this blog. You can’t get rid of the blog. That’s a tab.
- Home is sort of a given; an introduction to whom I am. Okay, we’ll keep that.
But now what?
So here’s a first pass at a collection of tabs, loosely cobbled by browsing through some examples of what others have done with their online portfolios:
- Home/About Me/Contact
- Featured Work
also feeling that the blog could use some new structure, mostly in the
form of cogent categories. One of my biggest regrets is not having a
clearer vision of the larger picture, and how I want to organize it. I
was very haphazard with defining my initial categories, and I think I
would really benefit with 5-6 solid categories to choose from. (Of
course, that means I have to come up with some.) Of course, given that search will be my best bet in finding
anything on this site, I really should get a clue.
I always get nervous when I decide to reinvent myself. I worry about missteps, rather than just jumping in with both feet. Let’s hope my first steps are good ones. As Elizabeth Swann might say, “Hang the code, and hang the rules. They’re more like guidelines anyway.