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					AJ	
  Gottron	
  

Mrs.	
  Vyas	
  

Senior	
  Project	
  

September	
  7,	
  2011	
  

	
  

            For	
  my	
  second	
  round	
  of	
  research	
  I	
  asked,	
  “What	
  color	
  schemes	
  and	
  themes	
  are	
  

appropriate	
  when	
  submitting	
  a	
  portfolio	
  to	
  colleges?”	
  I	
  asked	
  this	
  question	
  because	
  I	
  know	
  

there	
  is	
  going	
  to	
  be	
  a	
  lot	
  of	
  competition	
  when	
  applying	
  for	
  schools	
  and	
  scholarships	
  and	
  I	
  want	
  

my	
  site	
  to	
  follow	
  all	
  the	
  guidelines	
  and	
  really	
  stand	
  out	
  over	
  others.	
  I	
  found	
  a	
  really	
  helpful	
  

article	
  online	
  called	
  “Creating	
  an	
  Effective	
  Online	
  Portfolio:	
  40+	
  Tips,	
  Tools,	
  &	
  Inspirations.”	
  This	
  

was	
  written	
  by	
  Rachel	
  Arandilla	
  and	
  had	
  a	
  lot	
  of	
  information	
  on	
  my	
  topic.	
  	
  


            	
  In	
  this	
  article	
  she	
  explains	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  an	
  online	
  portfolio.	
  In	
  this	
  day	
  in	
  age,	
  more	
  

people	
  are	
  going	
  paperless	
  and	
  everything	
  is	
  done	
  digitally	
  online.	
  Being	
  a	
  designer,	
  this	
  is	
  an	
  

essential	
  tool	
  to	
  have.	
  	
  She	
  talks	
  about	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  making	
  an	
  “About	
  Me”	
  page	
  to	
  

promote	
  yourself	
  and	
  state	
  what	
  can	
  do.	
  She	
  also	
  talks	
  about	
  making	
  the	
  site	
  user	
  friendly	
  and	
  

making	
  it	
  very	
  easy	
  for	
  the	
  clients	
  to	
  socially	
  network	
  with	
  me.	
  Another	
  point	
  to	
  keep	
  in	
  mind	
  is	
  

not	
  to	
  clutter	
  the	
  site	
  with	
  too	
  many	
  pieces	
  of	
  work.	
  She	
  said,	
  “The	
  goal	
  is	
  to	
  simplify.”	
  You	
  

don’t	
  want	
  to	
  overwhelm	
  the	
  client	
  with	
  too	
  much,	
  just	
  enough	
  to	
  give	
  a	
  message.	
  	
  	
  


            This	
  article	
  was	
  helpful	
  in	
  my	
  research.	
  It	
  did	
  not	
  exactly	
  answer	
  my	
  question	
  but	
  made	
  

me	
  ask	
  more	
  questions	
  off	
  my	
  topic	
  and	
  answered	
  those.	
  I	
  found	
  out	
  the	
  importance	
  of	
  a	
  clean	
  

website	
  with	
  easy	
  navigation,	
  and	
  I	
  learned	
  about	
  the	
  focus	
  on	
  social	
  networking,	
  and	
  its	
  
impact	
  on	
  the	
  clients.	
  This	
  research	
  helps	
  me	
  with	
  the	
  designing	
  process	
  of	
  my	
  website	
  and	
  will	
  

help	
  with	
  the	
  overall	
  product	
  in	
  the	
  end.	
  	
  

				
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