Start creating an ePortfolio – MyUVic Life

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1. Explore

get out and hunt down explore other students’ websites for inspiration. You can use Google keywords or use GitHub to find other students’ websites.

There are also examples of ePortfolios made by UVic students that you can consult.

2. Website Builder/WordPress vs HTML/CSS/JavaScript

My site with HTML

My site with HTML and CSS

Need something fast? Use a website builder.

Do you have time and want to learn a new skill? Try HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

If you are reading this and understood any of the second choice acronyms, you should probably use them to build your website.

But in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript are the three main languages ​​used to build websites. I have listed them in order of importance. Essentially, HTML describes the structure of a site, CSS gives it style (so it doesn’t look 90s), and JavaScript provides the site with some interactivity.

3. Hosting of the Site

There are many different tools to do this, but these are the ones I’ve used in the past and would recommend. The former is a website builder, and the latter two are for those of you who want to build the front-end of the website from scratch.

a. Online Academic Community (OAC)

Or just WordPress. It’s used to host many great UVic blogs like this and requires absolutely no coding skills!

b. UVic Web Hosting

Did you know that UVic offers a web hosting service for students? UVic students can register online, and it has up to 1 GB of storage.

Your website URL would be https://studentweb.uvic.ca/~YourNetLinkIDHere.

And University Systems even has a guide to accessing your web space.

vs. GitHubPages

This would require a GitHub account to upload the HTML code. It has the advantage of not needing to install a Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) client (e.g. Cyberduck) as UVic’s web hosting requires.

An honorable mention – Wix, another website builder. Personally, I’ve never used Wix but Annika, a fellow blogger, used it to create her personal site about a month ago for a final assignment.

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