I didn’t want to just start creating a draft of this portfolio before I did some thorough research and testing of all of the website’s available domains first.
I did consider building and coding my own portfolio, but in consideration of time, I decided to leave that for a future project, when I do have some time to tend to it.
Moving on, I started to check out different ones, so there were a view I had tried out in the past, and now, I decided to just revisit the possibilities:
It’s smooth, we use them for our blogs all of the time and I didn’t want to leave out hte opportunity of using it again for my portfolio. I wanted something quite formal, but would be able to organise and display the images I publish.
I found quite a few themes that would be able to show my work in a form, yet organised way.
Long story short, but my first experience with this website, was when I was managing my first website which I had about 9 years ago. It’s quick also, but there are A LOT of options to play around with. However, considering that I’m not too fond of seeing ads popping up here and there, everytime I try to view something, I’m going to pass on it.
I will admit that they’re good at having layouts or themes that give you a more professional look though.
Looking at the options for portfolios, and how they’ve laid out their examples, I think this might be the best option so far. I was pretty fond with the test run I had with this originally, but I think I may need to try it out a bit more before coming back to it. They do charge for the hosting of the website, so I might stick to a free domain.
Also had some history with this, but I’m not a fan of it. I like that it’s not complicated to use and all, but it’s quite restrictive when it comes to wanting to present things a specific way.
I didn’t know this existed, until I checked my DA account. Considering that a lot of your work is already uploaded to this website, so it just allows you to click and pick; I think it might be a good opportunity. However, I haven’t used or played around with it very much to know its full potential.
Webhost with WordPress support
Webhost offers an option of being able to install wordpress through your very own domain, which allows you a lot more options to play around with, and with the right skills you’re able to edit the layouts to however you would like them to be.
I think at this point, considering the time limitations, it would be beneficial for me to find a theme that can be adjusted, but also be able to present the work I want to provide to look interesting. Readability of the layout is important, as well, so I need to bear that in mind.