Exercise 130

Portfolio Design Revisited

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Your final portfolio for this class is due 5/19 (one week from today!). With this in mind, you will revisit your portfolio design today. You now have much more content to include and should easily be able to produce the bulk of the portfolio.

Part I: Size & Layout

  • If you have already decided on a layout and orientation, continue working on your portfolio and add more content/pages. If you have not started on your layout, you will need to determine the size of the portfolio and the orientation (portrait, landscape, or square).
  • Review the techniques discussed in the graphic design section of the course. Pay careful attention to your flowlines, column intervals, etc.
  • Please take your time with this part of the exercise, don’t rush! Good decisions here will have major implications on your final portfolio grade.

Part II: Posting your work

  • For your final portfolio, you will need to post your work online as well as turning in a physical copy. Your post should contain each page of your portfolio as a slideshow (and optionally as a gallery below it).
  • For Exercise 130, you will practice creating this post. In InDesign, use File>Export and choose JPEG as the format. Make sure to select all pages. You may choose to publish spreads instead of pages (I will demonstrate the difference in lecture.) Using the steps outlined below, post each page of your portfolio as a sideshow.

Posting a Gallery of Images to the Course Website:

  • Login to www.digitaltoolsforarchitects.com and create a new post. Give the post a title with your name and Exercise 105.
  • Select the “Exercise 130” checkbox from the “Categories” section as well as “Exercises” and “Digital Tools For Architects I”
  • Now change the “Format” to be “Gallery” (This should be directly below where you select “Publish” in the Format box).
  • In the “Content” Tab, check the box for “Slideshow on Post Page” then move to the Gallery tab.
  • In this “Gallery” tab, click on the “Add images to gallery” button below “Selected Images From Gallery” You should then navigate and select your images from your flash drive. You can do a multiple file upload, but be patient as it can take some time to upload.
  • Click on “Publish” to publish your post. You’re not done, continue below.
  • Set a featured image for your post by clicking the “Add Media” button. Click on the “Set Featured Image” link and choose “Images Uploaded to this Post” from the dropdown menu. Select your cover image and click “Set Featured Image”
  • Navigate to the Gallery tab again and confirm all of your images have been uploaded. Click “Update” one last time and then view your post to be sure that your images load correctly.
    • Note: You can also create a gallery at the bottom of your post by navigating to the Gallery tab and selecting “Create New Gallery at the Bottom” in the Selected Images Action section of your post. You can also eliminate the sidebar (if desired) by navigating to the sidebar tab and clicking on the no sidebar option for the post.
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