Web Portfolio Design and Applications

Web Portfolio Design and Applications

John DiMarco (St. John’s University, USA and New York Institute of Technology, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: December, 2005|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 304
ISBN13: 9781591408543|ISBN10: 1591408547|EISBN13: 9781591408567|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3


Scholars and students are searching for information on what a Web portfolio is, what it is not, what to put into a Web portfolio, and what technical skills are needed to succeed in the process. Web Portfolio Design and Applications provides a combination of theory, pedagogy, and practice to help enable faculty and students across disciplines to explore creating a Web portfolio.

This book provides research conclusions, case studies, and hands-on technical processes, which allow people of all levels to develop a personal approach to creating a Web portfolio. Web Portfolio Design and Applications is designed for anyone who has an interest in Web portfolios and electronic portfolios.

Reviews and Testimonials

In an uncompromising marketplace of mass media consciousness, a Web portfolio is an essential asset for those individuals, students, agencies and production studios that wish to compete. DiMarco's book is the indispensable guide to this contemporary means of communication. The author is insightful - 'the Web portfolio will become a vehicle for responsive communication and connection to the world' - and in full command of the subject from design to production. DiMarco's discussion is well-structured, compelling and easy to understand.

– Richard Rex Thomas, St. John’s University, USA

Web-based and other forms of electronic portfolios are becoming increasingly important tools for students, job seekers, and professionals in a wide variety of fields. This text guides readers through each stage of the creation adn launching of a fully functional Web portfolio using applications such as Macromedia Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop."

– Book News, August 2006

Having defined his primary audience as college undergraduates and teachers using his research to determine what to cover, DiMarco writes a soup-to-nuts overview of the Web portfolio process. Well written, the overview is just enough to get a newbie with some technical savvy up to speed.

– Technical Communication, Vol. 54, No. 04 (2007)

The book provides for a valuable unit for IT and business courses on the use of e-portfolios in the wider marketing world.

– British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol.39, No.5 (2008)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

John DiMarco is a teacher, trainer, consultant, and graphic artist who has 10 years experience in digital art, design, marketing, and graphic communications. John is an Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Design & Interactive Multimedia at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and has taught at Nassau Community College, and SUNY Old Westbury. John DiMarco holds a Multi-Discipline Master's Degree in Digital Art & Design and Marketing from Long Island University- C.W. Post, a Bachelor's Degree in Communication/Public Relations from the University at Buffalo, and an Associates Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Farmingdale.