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December 3, 2006

EL405 Problems la Portfolio

I'm working really hard to make this whole Flash portfolio idea work the way that I'd like it to. Currently I'm tapping away at my laptop in the library because for some reason my floor was shaking and I had a headache... oh, wait, that was someone's excessive bass on the stereo in the dorm. Nice.

Anyway, I've hit a couple walls. One is really weird. I've got the whole button transfer to another slide with actionscript skill down, but one of my buttons--no matter what I type into the actionscript--always takes me to the wrong slide. It's supposed to be a "menu" button that would return to the main menu of the whole project... instead it takes you to an internal page on the University objectives. Umm, not sure why. I've rewritten the actionscript for both things a number of times, deleted the button and tried making it again, and still it's a bit screwy.

There is a lot that needs to go into this portfolio. That's why, in my original progress-post, I noted my creation of text and photo templates. I intend to use these, and variations of these, to compile the necessary elements of the portfolio. But I'm also coming to the realization that there is no way for me to get all of this together in what will be (by the time that this project is due next week) month that I've worked on it. I'm going to have elements--and I want to make them nice so that I can use them as I continue to work on the project after this course is over. However, it's become all too clear that the whole portfolio is not yet possible for me (there are other reasons, too, like I don't have all of the stuff I'll need from Senior Seminar because I haven't had that class yet.

(Sample slides follow.)

Regardless, the whole thing is looking nice. I used Mike's suggestion about a different font for the body of the slides, since I was using a marker font for the headings and such. It looks nice... I think... I'd like to know what you all think, though too, so here's a snapshot of one of the slides. (This is the infamous "menu" button that refuses to work, even though I offered it a cookie...)


And here's an internal page... just to see the contrast on the page. I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the font, actually... taking a second, third, and fourth look at it... Comments/suggestions, please?


Posted by KarissaKilgore at December 3, 2006 2:56 PM


Looks nice, Karissa. I'd be happy to take a look at the code for that strange button.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at December 3, 2006 10:12 PM

I don't know about your Senior Seminar professor, but Sr. Lois Sculco was okay with using papers from my English major and from her class. I did have to do two portfolios, though: one for the university and one for my major. The requirements are completely different, but I used some of the same papers for both.

In Flash terms, you may want to have two paths for your readers--one for the major and one for the university. It's amazing that the freshmen won't have to do one. Oh, Seton Hill, how you have forsaken your loyal upperclassmen!

Posted by: Amanda at December 7, 2006 11:50 AM

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