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« on: February 28, 2012, 11:48:29 AM »
Hey all,

just curious as to how many of you on here have your own website/on-line gallery?  I know there are sites such as flickr which offer free hosting of images and galleries which is all fine and dandy.

however, I've always wanted to be able to get my portfolio on-line and allow me the ability to customise appearances and so forth, to make it more, me.

I don't really have the web building skills required to code such things, so was just curious if anyone out there knew of ways to do things.

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 12:02:54 PM »
I use smumug, it's great! They 3 options, one free and two paid.

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 12:18:45 PM »
+1 for Smugmug.

Their Pro account lets you use your own domain name. You can have people log-in to your regular web address and your Smugmug page opens without most visitors even knowing they were on Smugmug.

There are plenty of forums where you can get help to customize the standard formats as you seem fit. Also, you pick/choose their printer/vendors (I believe they offer 2) and make up shopping carts with sizes/prices you would like to offer, quality, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 12:33:11 PM »
+2 for Smugmug, their Pro account rocks. 

  I'm currently uploading 149 photos from a Historical Fashion Show that I shot over the weekend... to my Smugmug account. There's a plug-in for Lightroom, so I can publish to Smugmug by just creating a new folder and pressing the publish button.

  Simple, and people can buy prints directly online and have them shipped to them.

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 12:34:07 PM »
Even the power account lets you use private domain names. I also really like the security features on private galleries, they are very easy to set up. I guess they no longer have a free account, but they are worth every penny in my opinion.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 01:11:50 PM »
I use Jimdo, one free version and two others pro (60 € a year, the one i use) and business. So simple to create your own website, mine is still unfinish but it's because of the lack of time, not difficulty ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 01:33:47 PM »
I've got a basic website package with an ISP, and I build galleries with Jalbum (freeware).  This way I have full control.

flickr of course is another way to go.  Smugmug is much more customizable, of course.

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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 01:35:31 PM »
check out krop its pretty decent for porfolios, i used it for a while. www.krop.com/creativedatabase/

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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 01:46:41 PM »
I use www.expono.com Works like a charm  8)

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 01:52:52 PM »
I've used Zenfolio (www.zenfolio.com) the last couple of years.  Don't really know how they compare but they meet my needs...

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 02:40:48 PM »
I made my own site for me and my girlfriend - www.k2focus.com

If you just want a free one, there are plenty out there.  I love the Wordpress platform (not the free service, but the free program that you install on a server).  Going that route costs a little, but not much.  I pay 7 bucks a year for the domain and 3.95 a month for hosting.  I also use Elegant Themes which is dirt cheap also.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 03:13:36 PM »
I'm lucky enough to have skills in web-development, so I built web-site by my own. Web-site design is not mine though, but the main idea was to develop an intuitive portfolio. You can check the result by your own here.
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 03:21:53 PM »
Hi, any opinions about Wordpress + the Photocrati theme? What they offer looks quite attractive but I would like to read some independent opnions first. Thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 03:27:40 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 04:15:39 PM »
I've used Smugmug for several years now; no complaints.

I like what I see with people using Zenfolio; I'd certainly explore there.

As for Wordpress, that might be an option. I use them for my Web log -- just rants, not much visually. But Wordpress seems pretty aggressive, and I'd be surprised if they weren't getting into visual storage/presentation.
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 04:15:39 PM »