PHO705 Week 24: A Website

I have now folded my project into a stand-alone website (Crean 2021) using the Adobe portfolio system here:

https://commonland.myportfolio.com/

However, a website and a book are different things and need different approaches to story-telling and presentation. Although the website is similar to the book in content and shows mostly the same images, I have done more to locate the material geographically with my local audience in mind. For example, there is a popular circular walk through some of the villages I cover and a website can give the up-to-date details and generally connect with a wider world.

A key factor here is marketing. The website includes sections on the book and on news, so it also functions as a marketing tool. I can update it with events, exhibitions, more images and so forth as the project progresses. The website can act as a hub that I can reference back from social media like FaceBook and Instagram. So, while the website is a story in its own right, its greater purpose is to reach more people and to put the work out there.

I have chosen the Adobe portfolio system because it is clean, simple and I already know how to use it. My main portfolio is housed on another Adobe portfolio site (markcrean.myportfolio.com). Compared to a WordPress solution, this is a low-maintenance choice which is another factor in its favour.

Fig. 1: Mark Crean 2021. The overview page
Fig. 1: Mark Crean 2021. The overview page of my website of Common Land.
Fig. 2: Mark Crean 2021. A section page
Fig. 2: Mark Crean 2021. A section page of my website of Common Land.

References

CREAN, Mark. 2021. ‘Common Land’. Common Land [online]. Available at: https://commonland.myportfolio.com/ [accessed 07 Aug 2021].

Figures

Figure 1. Mark CREAN. 2021. The overview page from the website of Common Land. From: Mark Crean. 2021. Common Land [online]. Available at: https://commonland.myportfolio.com/ [accessed 07 Aug 2021].

Figure 2. Mark CREAN. 2021. A section page from the website of Common Land. From: Mark Crean. 2021. Common Land [online]. Available at: https://commonland.myportfolio.com/ [accessed 07 Aug 2021].