Asked by Jennifer Chory — 12 Apr 2011
I am interested in creating a photo website, and I've noticed that many Jpg-ers have really great websites that arent a blog - where do I start and/or how do I go about creating my own?
4,942 Views, Asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Brian Ach said:
I would check out
IT is where I created and host my site:
5 years, 11 months ago
niko niko said:
you can use the any of the wordpress micro site dev platforms like page.ly or weebly.com. although they're built using the blog engine, you don't have to use them for blogging purposes. if you're technical, you can even try http://www.indexhibit.org/
Ed Devereaux said:
My wife hooked me up with a Joomla template. Really happy with it.
Michele Randell said:
Look at www. wix.com and it's free .
wijnand loven said:
If you're using Lightroom you might consider the LRB portfolio plug-in. I used it for my website (www.lovoto.nl) and I'm quite happy with it.
5 years, 10 months ago
charlie mclenahan said:
If you don't mind paying, www.isendyouthis.com is an excellent web, I use it for my main site (www.charlie-mclenahan.com) and I am very happy with it.
Michael G. said:
Use Gallery (gallery.menalto.com) with your favorite web server service. I personally run my own Apache server at home. For an example checkout www.mlgphoto.com
Adrienne Nakissa said:
Buy a domain name from a site google domain names or website, then you can create a portfolio or whatever it is you want doll.
5 years, 9 months ago
Philipp Sidler said:
With Jimdo you can easily set up online your own homepage. I also created my one (philsid.com) whit this tool. Pretty easy and nice: http://www.jimdo.com/index.php
Suly Riva said:
JOOMLA IS THE BEST FOR THIS U CAN MAKE IT A BLOG OR A SITE ANYTHING YOU WANT EVEN A PORTFOLIO SITE CHECK OUT MINES www.RetroGFX.com
J.L. Sofka(deleted) said:
After researching many sites and based on a recommendation from another photographer, I purchased my domain name and then purchased a year with SmugMug. The interface is not that easy to begin with, but I like the fact that with your own domain name, you get your own address. For a cheaper price, you can get a SmugMug photosite but their name is in the url.
5 years, 8 months ago
Mary Maris(deleted) said:
There are many, many ways. Bludomain.com is affordable with great quality, but poor customer service. I was just recommended this- http://www.squarespace.com/examples/category/portfolio
Mark Rosenbaum said:
Andrew Wicker said:
easy flickr integration and cheap from tabfusion
Corey Garland said:
WWW.photobiz.com $15.00 a month and super user friendly and customizable.
Adena Juarez said:
its all about templates and knowing a little about making websites doesn't hurt either. Its honestly not that complicated to use a template. Its just a matter f replacing text and images most of the time and a little coding here and there. My site is using some flash templates for the photo galleries it's a SUPER simple website: www.vanishingfin.com The templates I'm using here were free. There are better ones for a small fee. I made this website for my restaurant I work for and the template cost me 35 dollars. www.simonsbanquetcenter.com This one was alot more complicated and took quite some time but honestly it wasn't something you gotta take 4 years in college to figure out how to do. I've taken one HTML class in community college and that's it. Most is figured out on my own with trial and error. And the templates make it easy on you too and give you instructions. So good luck :)
Capers Hammond said:
Photoshelter is a very good company with a ton of templates and you can also design your own on their platform- I've been happy with it, compared to some of the other companies the monthly cost is reasonable and based on my limited research, it loads faster than most of the other companies in this category- you can check out thier free trial for free.
5 years, 7 months ago
David Bowden said:
While I understand you question completely, you really need to provide some requirements as to what you want in a site and why before a proper recommendation can be made. There is a full range from paid sites that offer canned functionality and limited customization, to Wordpress and Jumula all the way to 100% custom development. Each has an associated price, series of issues and or technical problems that have to be overcome in order to get a site up. Whats important to you for your site, what features do you want, what is your budget, what is your technical skill level, how much time do you have before you need the site, do you need ecommerce or just a portfolio. These are the kinds of questions and answers that any true web professional would ask prior to giving you a complete and proper answer. - David
5 years, 6 months ago
Vin Weathermon said:
Gotta say, people recommending do it yourself website templates must have just started out, and aren't spending enough time creating and selling art. The time to actually maintain the imagery and coding around presenting images artistically is way too much unless you have a staff to do that for you.
I'm technical, I can code my own from scratch if I wanted to...including Flash websites....but I choose to use www.photobiz.com instead. I would rather spend my time uploading and managing images rather than worrying about underlying css.
BTW, I used to charge for my website creation (because I am good with the graphics too)...but where you spend your time is important. Maintaining content versus selling images..you have to decide where you get the most bang for your buck. Look at photobiz.com or smugmug or any other tool that handles the backend stuff for you, and you just apply a theme as needed.
5 years, 2 months ago
Oh, and an example of the photobiz site is my own http://hdportrait.com
It is highly customizable without programming and they update new beautiful templates all the time, that you can customize with your own backgrounds.
fix ya said:
It is very easy to create Photo website.First you need to register the domain name for it.Then you need to host the site in any server.For Photo website Dedicated server is best or you can also choose VPS hosting.Register domain name and host the site at XnYnZ.com ,here they are providing photo gallery,Coppermine Photo Gallery,Fotolia Photo Credits ,using these you can make the photo site easily by your own.
If you don't know how to use photo folio and photo gallery ,you can get website builder from the same site itself. In that you can choose economy plan that consist of 8,700 FREE stock photos. By using this also you can make your photo site easily. For this you don't need to buy hosting service separately because they are providing hosting along with that service at free of cost. But you need to register domain name.
3 years, 10 months ago
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