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    Portfolio hosting

    Greetings all,

    I am trying to find a good host for an online portfolio so that I can begin applying for jobs. I was wondering if anyone had any good suggestions for an established and credible looking host, or if I'm better off getting my own web space and designing a simple website.

    If it makes any difference, I primarily do still life and figure drawings with a little bit of concept art on the side.

    I have tried doing a google search but I only managed to find hosts with questionable layouts and unfriendly creation tools.

    Thank you for any and all advice.


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    Carbonnade is sexy!
    http://carbonmade.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikael Leger View Post
    Carbonnade is sexy!
    http://carbonmade.com/
    Is it possible to have your own web address with these kinds of things? Like, I have a url set up already, could I make an account on carbonade and put it on my web url?

    I've had a quick look at their site but I can't find an answer and I'm clueless with this kind of thing.

    EDIT: Found it, looks like you can redirect the url. Here's the link for info just in case anyone's interested. http://carbonmade.com/help/settings/...-custom-domain
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    All those postfolio hostings like carbonmade will make u spend some $$$ for the big image mode. It so sad.

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    I use foliosnap.com over the past few years and it hasn't done me wrong. I have gotten a lot of business due to it being simple and easy to use. However, the price is around midrange so it can be expensive to some but I find it really fast to update. I might change in the future but it has got the job done with my schedule and clientele.

    Www.samuelgrayart.com

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    Deviant art's professional portfolio pages are surprisingly good and really inexpensive. They do not contain anything that lets people know it's a deviant art service. The template they provide is clean and easy to use. You can buy and use your own url or you can get one from them for free.

    I'm putting mine together now and the only drawback seems to be the limited ability you have to makes changes to the template. But if you just want something simple to drop images into it's great.
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    I actually set up a carbonmade after this thread. It's much better than the crap I tried to do myself. It's simple to use and I'm on the free version.

    http://josephfells.carbonmade.com/
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    I came across another one of those free portfolio sites today - Crevado. I haven't tried it myself, but it looks alright.

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    Then there is Behance, its a community for professional artists, and it lets you make a portfolio for free, with unlimited images and projects, and then if you want your own url without any kind of add about behance you can purchase its services for about the same price as carbonmade.
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