Do you use website builders for your porfilio?

almost 5 years ago from , Digital Product Designer at Draugiem Group

Do you use website builders and hosting sites for your portfolio? If so, which one? - Semplice? - Webflow? - Squarespace? - Cargo?

Maybe something else?


  • Ken Em, almost 5 years ago

    I use a text editor, a graphics editor and an FTP client.

    4 points
    • Account deleted almost 5 years ago

      Same here. I have no real need for CMS functionality on mine.

      1 point
  • Toms Rīts, almost 5 years ago

    Thanks for the answers! I really want to build it myself, so I can have everything the way I want to. But also the idea of drag&drop builder seems appealing because I would not have to worry about maintaining it so much, and I could focus more on my actual work and content. But then I would probably be limited within some kind of template for my own site :/ Ahh, decisions.

    1 point
    • Skyler Hughes, almost 5 years ago

      Having full control of your portfolio or website IMO is the best way to go. Nothing beats writing your own code. It can be time consuming but so can learning the drag and drop tools. At the end of the day I think it is whatever works best for you.

      0 points
  • Koos Looijesteijn, almost 5 years ago

    I had WordPress before and starting something new with Jekyll, because the old site was falling apart. WP is great, and it is tempting to make a huge website with all the free plugins and stuff. But with these dependencies it’s hard to maintain a site once they’re no longer updated.

    Are you Considering to build your own website as well? I would probably advise the use out of the website builders to most people. Unless you want to learn building websites and demonstrate your skills. I just love making websites and don’t mind spending more time on the design and development than on the content.

    1 point
  • Thom Grisi, almost 5 years ago

    I think Webflow is probably the best out there for website builders. I've tried Semplice and Squarespace, and they didn't have the level of customization or simplicity in using interactions that I wanted.

    Webflow has a great tutorial series to get you started, and a fairly large community on their forums for support. The interface is set up similar to most design programs.

    The price is a little high, and you'll need to host with them in order to use all of their features. But I haven't seen anything that comes close in terms of its functionality.

    0 points
  • barry saundersbarry saunders, almost 5 years ago

    I just use the Dribbble Playbook.

    0 points
  • Matthew BlodeMatthew Blode, almost 5 years ago

    I use Sketch App, VSCode, and Craft CMS. But I recommend using Webflow for designers wanting to build an entirely custom website without the need to learn how to code.

    0 points
  • Andrzej TAndrzej T, almost 5 years ago

    behance and dribbble links in very simple one screen landing page, that's all.

    0 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, almost 5 years ago

    Nope, it's a Gatsby.js site deployed on Netlify. But, to be fair, I'm also a frontend dev.

    0 points
  • Gage WrightGage Wright, almost 5 years ago

    I used Squarespace for a long time and really enjoyed it. I switched over to Adobe Portfolio because it was free with my CC subscription and synced with Behance.

    0 points
  • Lauren Olson, almost 5 years ago

    PageCloud is my fav.

    0 points