First off, I’d like to say making a website with Dreamweaver is an incredibly tedious task and I have a new found respect for web designers. When we were initially given this assignment, I was very excited about having a personal website to display my portfolio and resume on. I figured it would be a fantastic resource for future employers to see what I have created in one place. I really enjoyed most of the process of making my website until I began working with Dreamweaver. In my opinion, I feel it’s a bit repetitive to create a mock version of your site on Photoshop and transfer it to Dreamweaver. The program was very fickle and did not allow a lot of control. It reminded me of calculus, actually: it requires a lot of patience, time, and research to fully understand the program.
The end result is what you see above. I am thrilled with the final results! It looks put together and organized, which is the kind of image I want to portray. As I mentioned, I plan to provide the link of my website on my resume for future employers. This project could not have come at a better time; I am going to Los Angeles this summer for Elon in LA, an internship program, and this website will help me stand out in the application process. I don’t think many interns can say they made a website of their own, and I believe that shows a lot of dedication and effort to becoming more familiar with various aspects of technology, media and communications.
Check out my website at http://student.elon.edu/lludlow