Share Websites

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by robbie36, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    I watched this video by Tony Northrup yesterday that argue that every photo enthusiast should have a personal website to show their portfolio - absolutely no need for blogging or selling stuff.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZZtaBgofw

    Anyway I was partially convinced so I thought I would try the website he suggested - squarespace (14 day free trial, no credit card details needed)

    I was really surprised.

    1) It is incredibly easy to set up. Choose a template, fill out the boxes and add photos. It took me 3 hours but I could do it again in less than an hour. Editing your site is a synch.
    2) The templates look really fresh and modern to me. So it is really easy to make a great looking site.

    The cost is US$7.20 a month including a free domain (didnt seem unreasonable to me)

    Anyway here is mine...

    www.salintara.com

    Anyway, think about giving it a try and if you already have a personal website why not post it here.
     
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  2. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    I think that before you use a service like this you should reserve your domain name. If you can't point it or control it, when you inevitably leave those services, everything that you have built-up on the web is lost.
     
  3. robbie36

    robbie36 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2010
    Bangkok
    rob collins
    Good point. I actually already had a domain.

    But looking at Squarespace. If you sign an annual contract (instead of monthly) you get a free domain managed by squarespace. You can transfer it to another provider so long as it has been active for 60 days.

    http://help.squarespace.com/guides/squarespace-managed-domains-faq.

    Still it is obviously safer to manage your own domain.