My portfolio

Finally, I finished my portfolio assignment and posted it online today. Dr. Petrik may not have linked it to the site yet, so you can find it at http://mason.gmu.edu/~ltaba1/. Please don’t laugh too much when you see it.

At the moment, the site needs a great deal of work, but I am happy that I accomplished so much so far. Originally, I was building a site with a theme about Eastern European revolutions, but this morning the name Soviet Goulash came to me for some reason. I decided to redo the whole thing with that name and the theme of everday life under communism in Hungary. Sticking with local, everyday life fits my final project. I will try to find some interesting pictures of ordinary people for the image assigment later.

The thing I forgot to add to the site is a link to my family’s recipe for goulash. I am going to have an extra page for that along with pictures and information. I should think about cooking some and adding some pictures to the site. Incidentally, it I stay with the Soviet Goulash theme, I am probably going to change the color scheme of the site to red, which matches the commuist star, as well.

One thing I realized as I built the site is that I was overconfident after reading Stylin’. I expected to be able to do so much more with HTML, but somehow I kept becoming confused about basic things. I suppose confusion is a natural stage to go through while learning any new language. I plan to spend the rest of the week working on the site, reviewing code, and going to lab in the Johnson Center for extra help. Wish me luck.

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3 Comments on “My portfolio”


  1. Laszlo,

    I really like how to have created a personality for your site. By doing so you open up the possibilities to reach a wider audience. Someone simply looking for a recipe on goulash may find that they want to read further about communism in Hungary. Nicely done!

    • Laszlo Says:

      Wow. I’m really trying to improve the site. I spent all last evening cooking goulash, documenting what I was doing, and re-coding my portfolio. It’s a difficult assignment. You’re absolutely right, though. It’s a good move to include something “entertaining” in a website even about a serious, historical subject. I don’t think attracting people that way is necessarily cheap or wrong.


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