Ok, so after considering all my options and even looking at new-to-me tools like Posterous and Weebly, I decided to go with good ol' Google Sites for my ePortfolio.
So far I am having fun building it. Its definitely more functional than Epsilen. I am building pages to showcase all my social networks - LinkedIn, SlideShare, Google Reader, Delicious, YouTube, so far and there will be much much more. A hidden objective is to use it to land a part time teaching gig in the fall. Holler at me if you want a sneak peek!
Below, a table of options as requested by a reader. ((Scroll way down - sorry for the gap - I have tried tweaking the template CSS but can't seem to get the table to fall correctly in this post.))
|Text||Fill in the boxes||Posting||Pages, with various layouts nad variety of design options for color, height& width|
|Images||Yes; upload/insert standard formats||Yes; upload/insert standard formats or embed from web||Yes; upload/insert standard formats or embed from web|
|Attachments||Yes; standard formats or via link to pre-pub||No. Link to prepublished document; linking out to Google Docs works fine||Yes; standard formats or link out to pre-pub docs|
|SlideShare||Link to site||Link out and/or embed||Link out and/or embed|
|Video||Link out and/or embed||Link out and/or embed||Link out and/or embed|
|Feedback||Allowed for authorized users||General blog comment tool with options||Comments section can be toggeled on or off for each page; login may be needed to add comments (depends on platform and privacy settings)|
|User interface||Traditional layout with traditional left nav||Reverse chronological posting with comments. Modules/widgets depend on platform, template and layout options Nav based on posting date, or tags||Functions like a website. Variety of nav options - top, left, right, bottom and combined. Customizable nav options, modules and widgets; tables of content can be added to any page for subpage nav.|
|Template||Color options only||Variety depends on platform and your knowledge of CSS and HTML||Variety depends on platform and your knowledge of CSS and HTML|
|Layout||No variations||Single 2- or 3- column options. Variety depends on platform and your knowledge of CSS and HTML||Variety depends on platform and your knowledge of CSS and HTML|
|Accessibility||Open (Public) or access key required. Access key prompts for content sections||Open (public) or private.||Open (public), private (login required to view); or combined (read-only; login required to add comments)|