This is an example of a good online portfolio because it is simple and user-friendly. Nigel Chiwaya has four ways to connect to him, including Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook and LinkedIn. It shows that he is experienced in several forms of social media. These links appear in the same location throughout every section of the website.
There are tabs on the top to view his resume, clips, designs and contact information. In his clips, the pieces are sorted with the organization in which they were published. Each title is a link to an article or video he worked on. A few of the pieces are linked to PDF files as well.
The design section on Chiwaya’s online portfolio displays his work in small photos as an organized grid. A user can maximize the designs that they want to view more closely.
Also, on the top of the screen, it lists his name and his title very clearly. Any employer will automatically know that he is a multimedia journalist and graphic designer. The homepage has a brief description about the journalist and his experience, as well as links to his work within the text.
A Great Online Project: How Safe is Your Food?
This online project by News12 has very good quality visuals that are creatively presented. The picture of the map tells the viewer that the project is specifically about America. Each tab listed on the top, such as “Risks,” “Imports,” and “Safety” has a large image relating to food safety to go with it.
There are related articles on the website for each risk, food product, unenforced law and disease. There is also an educational and interactive feature that allows readers to trace the source of pathogens in their poultry. The website provides a link with information on how to reduce the risks of eating contaminated food.
There are also several links to “Farm to Fork.” This link sorts food safety issues by different categories of food.
The great thing about this part of the website is that it provides infographics that lets readers know how much of the products are consumed, the amount imported, the amount grown locally and the temperature in which a food product should be cooked. I also appreciate the detail put into the website concerning the small pictures above each category, such as the fork and spoon about the “Consumption” category.