The Best 6 Website Builders to Create a Clean Online Portfolio

These days, it is extremely important to have an online portfolio if you really want to be taken seriously as a professional. Don’t worry, it’s not overly difficult to create an online portfolio, especially if you use a good website builder that has all of the tools that you need. With these builders, you don’t even have to know anything about programming or coding. You just have to decide how you want your portfolio to look, and the builder will take you through everything step by step. Today we are going to take a look at six of the best website builders you can use to create a professional online portfolio.

1. Wix

This is the best free website builder that is easy to use, and has a very user-friendly editor. You can create an amazing looking portfolio quickly, using one of many templates that are designed for portfolios (40 are just for portfolios). Using these templates is a good way to easily create a portfolio website that is going to get noticed. To make things even easier, there are hover-over tool tips that will tell you what each feature does, along with drag and drop elements.

2. IMCreator

This is a site builder that is a lot like Wix, but unlike Wix, all of the sites are created in HTML5. This means that it is going to be easier for search engines to index your site so people are going to have an easier time finding you. All of the templates are customizable, and they are totally free to use. Some of the best templates for portfolios come from the “5 min. site”, the “Bio/Freelance”, and the “One Pager”.

3. Moonfruit

This website builder is great for creating personal websites and portfolios. You can use all of the themes on the homepage for free to build your site quickly and easily. There are many professional-looking designs that are ideal for portfolios, including “Folio”, which is specifically for those who want an online portfolio. You may also be interested in using the online resume as well. Moonfruit has a mobile features that lets you see what your site will look like on mobile devices.

4. Weebly

If you are looking for one of the easiest website builders to use, Weebly is a great one to work with. It is well-known for being extremely user-friendly, so even those with limited experience can easily create their portfolio website in less than an hour. There are improved template designs that are mobile-responsive. You can also use special templates that have been made for Weebly by a variety of online outlets to create a great looking website. Just remember that you do have to pay extra for these.

5. Squarespace

At one time, this wasn’t the go-to for people who wanted to build a great website. Today, Squarespace has more design choices, and better control over designs, so webmasters can create their websites with a library of designs. Two of the design categories are for artists and photographers, and you can make some pretty awesome looking portfolio websites to showcase your talents. There are seven different portfolio templates, which can all be edited to your specific requirements.

6. Viewbook

This is the best website builder for photographers who want to have great looking online portfolios. Viewbook is intuitive and adaptable, and anyone can easily create a cool online portfolio in just a few minutes. All photos go right to the Cloud, so you never have to worry about losing any data. There is even a special plugin that lets you upload photos to your portfolio right from Adobe Lightroom, a feature that you aren’t going to find with other popular website builders.

By Jane Hurst
Jane Hurst