Introducing a Series on Portfolio Platform Reviews
This is a guest post by Tara Hornor, if you want to guest post on this blog, please contact us.
It’s a wonderful time to be a designer! Whether you are a photographer, graphic designer, or design in traditional mediums, the Internet today makes it easier than ever to go public with your work. With online printing services, you can now easily and quickly print out your portfolio at a very low cost. But even better – and this is what we will be covering – you can also very easily put your portfolio online for anyone from around the world to see using a web-based portfolio platform.
You have more options than ever for going global. In fact, all the options can cause paralysis in ever getting your online portfolio put together! Which platforms are the best for your needs? Which have the options you must have? How do you make sure the platform is appropriate for your type of work? How do you protect your work from being printed and stolen?
We will answer these question and more in a series of posts in which we cover some of the available portfolio platforms, their pros and cons, and other considerations when choosing. Some designers need a simple way to quickly post content. Others need a full-featured site to accommodate complex needs.
List of Portfolio Platform
Some of the platforms we will review include:
In each of these reviews we will cover topics, such as:
- Ease of use
- Image protection
- Professionalism/quality of presentation
- Community/environmental considerations
- Customization options
- Contact options
So over the next few weeks, keep checking in to read through the fantastic reviews we will be publishing. Hopefully it will give you a great idea for which portfolio platform works best for you and your work. We also want to hear from you. What portfolio platforms have you been using? What are the drawbacks that you’ve run into? What advantages have you found?
About the Author!
Tara Hornor has a degree in English and has found her niche writing about marketing, advertising, branding, graphic design, and desktop publishing. She writes for PrintPlace.com, an online printing company that offers business cards, posters, brochure printing, postcard printing, and more printed marketing media. In addition to her writing career, Tara also enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
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