For a final project in German, my girlfriend decided to compile translations and other work into a website. She thought about using other formats, like a paper, but decided that web would make a compelling presentation. It'll also be useful long-term to track projects and act as a supplementary resume. Lafayette offers a similar service, LaFolio, but it's heavily Lafayette branded, is provided by servers outside of her control, and will become dated shortly after graduation. (18 months away!?)
So, she decided to make a website. First step was checking for a domain. A quick search didn't turn up anything great, so she decided to piggyback on nitkin.net for now. If, in the future, she does want her own domain, aliasing the current site to a new url will be simple enough. For now, she's helen.nitkin.net
With hosting out of the way, I set up Drupal for her. The default themes didn't quite jive, so we made a Zen subtheme. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery: her site is almost identical to this theme. Different colors, but same two-column layout with the same left-column heading.