EVALUATION

  • The Banner clearly identifies the author, and demonstrates principles of good design and typography
  • The Splashpage demonstrates the skill of the author, and attracts the viewer to look further into the portfolio
  • The Menu clearly displays the contents of the portfolio in a meaningful heirarchy
  • The individual Pages effectively feature the author's work along with meaningful anecdotes that explain the context of each piece

Portfolio Rubric

Level
Level 4:
Exemplary
Level 3: Competent
Level 2:
Fair
Level 1:
Poor
Banner
The banner should be perfectly sized withan image of student blended in place; Skillful and effective design should be demonstrated, including the principles of Proximity, Alignment, Repetition and Contrast
The banner clearly identifies the owner and nature of the portfolio. General principles of good design are apparent.
The banner identifies the owner of the portfolio. It lacks some of the principles of good design
The banner does not demonstrate good design principles, and or does not clearly identify the owner of the portfolio
Splashpage
The landing "homepage" is particularly impressive, and presents and effective banner and "welcome" graphic, animation or video that attracts the viewer. The elements used fit the space precisely without adding scrollbars or clutter
The splashpage includes a representative banner and "welcome" graphic, animation or video that attracts the viewer
The splashpage requires some attention to making it an impressive welcome for the viewer
The splashpage lacks appeal to the viewer
Menu Structure
The menu is exceptionally neat, intuitive, and easy to navigate. Text wrap has been eliminated, and items are sorted in a deliberate, logical order. Subpages are used effectively and logically.
The menu items are navigable and generally easy to read and navigate
The menu items are flawed by occassional typos, inconsistencies, or lack of intuitive order
The menu items make it difficult to find the content a view might be looking for
Portfolio Piece
CONTENT
The portfolio is completely up to date with all project samples, compelling anecdotes, pre-production and technical references that exceed the expectations of the class

The content of the site is extensive and creative, and elegantly organized. The principles of design are clearly being followed in your design.
The portfolio includes all major projects and anecdotes that meet the expectations of the class

The content of the site is appropriate and generally well organized
The portfolio includes most major projects and some anecdotes

The content of the site is a good start, but could be more extensive
The portfolio appears largely incomplete with regard to projects and or anecdotes

The content of the site is lacking
Portfolio Piece FORMAT
Graphics, Menu structures, Page options and Thumbnails have been fully customized to make the site exceptionally professional looking and easy to navigate.

The Googlesite and it's menus are extremely well controlled; Graphics and colours are especially effective at cleanly presenting the content.
Graphics, Menu structures, thumbnails have been customized to create ownership and ease of navigation

The Googlesite is well controlled; Graphics and colours are effective at cleanly presenting the content
Navigation may have been impaired by errors in in the menu, sharing and page location

The Googlesite and menus lack some control; Graphics and colours aren't skillfully chosen to present the content
Navigation and customization appears incomplete or unskilled

The Googlesite and menus generally show no control; Graphics and colours present the content poorly

TIPS:
1. Graphics should be
  1. Used effectively - thumbnails on Unit pages - featured work on content pages
  2. Aesthetically Pleasing
  3. Thematic
  4. Sized appropriately, consistently and optimally

2. Menus should be
  1. Legible and Logical
  2. Structured with an appropriate (chronological) Heirarchy
  3. Designed so page names don't "wrap" excessively in the menu

3. Content & Pages should present
  1. Ample Variety and Depth
  2. Anecdotes that accompany and add more understanding of the quality of each piece
  3. Exercises that show your progress; Assignments should be accompanied by anecdotes
  4. Organized structure using tables, pages, formatting, typography to use the screen "real estate" optimally


Banner Rubric


Exemplary
(Level 4)
Competent
(Level 3)
Fair
(Level 2)
Poor
(Level 1)
Measurement:
Photoshop & Googlesites
The banner is perfectly sized, and text in the banner precisely aligns with text on the webpage; Page areas are sized precisely to match graphics, Photos in the website are cropped exactly as specified.
The banner is perfectly sized, and text in the banner generally aligns with text on the webpage. Photos in the website are generally cropped as specified.
The banner is present, but displays some misalignment with the text of the webpage . There is little evidence of precise cropping in the website.
The banner and photos show little care in precise sizing
Photoshop Design Principles
The banner is exceptionally effective by skillfully incorporating Proximity, Alignment, Repetition and Contrast. Other graphics are used appropriately to enhance the website.
The banner is generally effective by skillfully incorporating some elements of Proximity, Alignment, Repetition and Contrast
The banner shows some incorporation of Proximity, Alignment, Repetition or Contrast
The banner shows little incorporation of Proximity, Alignment, Repetition or Contrast