Whilst navigating my portfolio, you will not see as much in terms of explanations to how certain things are put together, more so just the end product of my capabilites. For example, i try to refrain from explaining how these particular three words became bold with a yellow highlight, instead i ask you to refer to my source code by right clicking on the page and selecting "view source" (Internet Explorer specific)
However, saying all of that, i understand the importance of an employer needing to make sure that i am understanding concepts/code and not just copying and pasting, so i will explain where necessary.
|Name||Anand Mohan-Ram                  |
|BTEC National Diploma in Computer Studies
Distinction in Website Management
Merits for Website Development & Advanced Programming
Below is a list of the different software packages i have used to construct this website
- Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3
- Adobe DreamWeaver Creative Suite 3
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
- Mozilla Firefox
- Various other browsers to test website for browser support
During the initial stages of creating this site, i have found it very useful and have learnt a great deal more by using Notepad as my primary tool to construct both the Stylesheets and my html documents. I had Adobe Dreamweaver installed and ready to use, however i wanted to actually learn the ins and outs of what it is to create a webpage. Dreamweaver is great for this, however, it tends to fill in all the missed "end tags" and values/properties for different elements, should you make an error. With the use of notepad, i have had to troubleshoot all of the issues encountered, and have learnt a great deal as a result.Back to top
To answer the above in a few words would probably result in an answer such as "because i enjoy it". This is basically the reason why i have persisted and devoted so much time to not only creating this portfolio, but also learning key concepts and having an understanding of how it all works. For me to state that i am the best web designer/programmer out there would be a lie, however i can say with honesty, that i am devoted to learn all i can within the web design/development field.
Whilst creating pages and typing certain code, i still have to take a look back to my notes or previous similar pages i have created to remember what the tags are and how the syntax should flow, and also the positioning aspects of DIV's, but i feel that knowing the code inside and out, is something that comes with experience, i feel i will ALWAYS be learning, and i try not to forget that so i do not become discouraged when i face certain coding obstacles.
The purpose of creating a portfolio such as this one may seem obvious, however i wanted to explain the path i would like to take and why i have learnt in the manner that i have.
(In the order i have learnt them...)
- Using Dreamweaver
- Using Photoshop
- Aquiring CIW foundation certification (in progress)
Now of course there are many more aspects to learn for web design/development, however i felt that if i learnt the above mentioned which to me are somewhat fundamentals, i would be well on my way to my goal of entering the field of Web Design/Development at a junior position.Back to top