I found some great ideas for re-designing my personal digitial portfolio by doing an exhaustive search on ASLA and AIA Firm Finder. The firms' websites are swf. files, and the animations are simple enough that I can easily re-create them in Flash.
Most of the websites are copyrighted material. Does this copyright include both the content AND design? I can make several tweaks to the layout and animations, but I really like the way a couple of them are set up. I will be using my own content. Right now, the digital portfolio will only be distributed on CDs so I have full control over who views the work. However, down the road I plan on putting the portfolio back on the web on my domain, probably when I am back in school.
Has anyone had any experience with this issue?