The purpose of the portfolio is to give you a chance to show off your skills in creating HTML documents. I hope you create a portfolio that you would be proud to show potential employers.
The AssignmentFor security and administrative reasons, you must use the Unix account supplied to you by the University for your Web pages and to email your URL to your instructor--failure to do so will result in your assignment not being graded. UW-Milwaukee students can use panthermail.uwm.edu for emailing.
Prepare a set of Web pages that explain some topic or present some information about a hobby, craft, sport, interest, club, or some other area of your interest.
Your portfolio must (at a minimum, you can do more):
- Technical Content Requirements
Be located in a subdirectory called "portfolio" in your Web space.
here is a diagram of Mary's Unix account showing her Web space:
Note that the file index.html that is directly under her www directory has this URL:
Mary's portfolio must be totally contained in the directory called portfolio. The URL for her portfolio is this:
You can prepare your portfolio subdirectory and then change your current working directory into it with these Unix commands (assuming you are starting in your home directory):
$ cd www $ mkdir portfolio $ chmod 755 portfolio $ cd portfolio
$ chmod 644 *.html
The URL of your portfolio will include the pathname portfolio followed by the file names you use. For example, the user mary would have the opening page of her portfolio as index.html. The URL of this page would be (for example):
- Consist of at least three (3) separate HTML files that link to each other with the A (anchor) element. You might want to review this lesson on Unix filenames in choosing the names of these files.
- Include your name and email address somewhere on the opening page to indicate authorship.
- Contain an image (IMG).
- Demonstrate the use of the (TABLE) element.
- Include a link to at least one Internet resource on a server different than the host on which your portfolio is located.
- Be located in a subdirectory called "portfolio" in your Web space. For example, here is a diagram of Mary's Unix account showing her Web space:
- Meaning Content Requirements
- Present information on a single topic.
- Explain, illustrate, or summarize your topic well.
- Introductory paragraphs introduce topic
- TITLE element on each page reflects page purpose
- Content is understandable
You must follow these turning-in procedures and you must check for a receipt to make sure that your instructor received your assignment before you consider the assignment done--remember "It's not complete until you get your receipt!"
Turning in Your Portfolio Assignment
Your portfolio is due at or before the time listed on the syllabus. Use these procedures for turning in your assignment. Your assignment will be graded according to criteria I set up for this tutorial.