One of the things we had to research for the online portfolio brief is online portfolio platforms. In this post I will discuss Squarespace.
Squarespace is a very popular portfolio platform for many different users and businesses. Upon landing on the Home page, you get told you can start a free trial website without needing a credit card. This means that if you want a full, non-trial website on Squarespace, you have to pay. That’s issue number one for me, as a student that doesn’t have an income.
However, once you start creating your page, you immediately get to choose from hundreds of website themes. They are sorted into useful categories and you can pick any one you like depending on what sort of portfolio you have. There are different ones for online stores, art and design, fashion and beauty, food and drink and so on. All of these themes have many things you can change to your liking, making it completely your own and original. This is a great feature that you might not find in other places like Behance.
Another great thing about Squarespace is that there is a huge variety of both professionals and students there, making a great big community of like-minded people. The only real downside for me personally is the fact that you have to pay to use it, which I can not currently let myself, but maybe in the future.