Uploading and Testing Your Web Portfolio Site

Uploading and Testing Your Web Portfolio Site

John DiMarco (St. John’s University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-854-3.ch009
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Abstract

You have come a long way in your journey; the end is near, and it is time to take your Web portfolio site and present it to the world. This stage is a critical one. If the Web portfolio does not make it to the Internet, it loses its portability and fails as an on-demand communication. In this chapter we will explore the steps needed in purchasing a domain name for your Web portfolio, securing a host and Web space, and uploading site files using FTP. We will also cover how to set up a site in Dreamweaver so the uploading and future edits are easy. Finally in the chapter, we discuss usability heuristics and how they can be used to measure the effectiveness of the Web portfolio. We review some of the usability theories provided by Nielsen and Molich and adapt them to fit a model for the Web portfolio.

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