We see lots of designers, photographers, musicians, videographers, painters, writers, freelancers and other creative professionals use Boomla to create and run their portfolio websites.
An online portfolio helps you sell yourself or just show off your work. It sets you apart from other professionals in your field. It provides evidence of your work and past work experiences.
client reviews, ideally with source references when available online.
We have everything you might need covered:
Let's elaborate a bit more on the above.
We have a template library where you can pick a template that you want to start with.
We do not sell domains, so you will need to buy a domain from any domain registrar and point it to Boomla. We will even handle domain registrations in the future to make it even easier.
Of course you can use a free *.boomla.net subdomain, though we recommend getting your own domain if you don't want to look cheap.
SSL certificates are used to encrypt website traffic. That's important for privacy - and it's crucial so that your visitors don't get a huge warning that visiting your website may be unsafe. It also helps with search engine rankings.
The editor is automatically injected into your website when you are logged in. (You can log in/out on boomla.com.) It provides a simple object-tree based editor, where you can further customize each object, like a gallery and a text element. It provides a drag-and-drop interface, has undo/redo, new element creation, all the good stuff.
You can even install new packages from the Boomla Store to extend the functionality of your site.
We have really good uptimes and good response times. We run a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to make sure your website will load fast around the world. (That's only enabled when the visitor is not logged in, so it's disabled for you when you are editing the site.)
This probably matters if you want a professional-looking portfolio site.
That's about a 1000 images sized for the web. Note that the file size limit is 10MB, so your images must be smaller than that, though it's not recommended to have 10MB images on a website anyway.
When you upload images into a gallery, they will be automatically resized for your visitors so that they won't have to spend their entire mobile quota on viewing your site. Note that we don't change your uploaded originals, we only serve resized images depending on the context.
This may be important if you want to upload lots of high-quality images to your website, or having many of them on a single page.
You'll be able to create any number of websites. It's particularly useful for experimenting.