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May 10, 2013 00:28 |  #1

Hey guys, im looking up setting up a website to showcase my work and portfolio. At the moment im just using facebook, but they compress the images badly when uploading.

Are there any good free sites to set up a website? i was thinking of maybe making a blog with albums or something to showcase my work


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May 10, 2013 01:22 |  #2

Wordpress.com? Or get hosting and set up wordpress with a free theme, it's about $5/month, instructions here.


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May 10, 2013 02:25 |  #3

tim wrote in post #15917127 (external link)
Wordpress.com? Or get hosting and set up wordpress with a free theme, it's about $5/month, instructions here.

Thanks for that Tim!


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May 10, 2013 02:46 |  #4

Well I didn't answer your question... if you want easy check out places like smugmug. If you want good then you need control, which you own hosting gives you.


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May 10, 2013 02:57 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #5

Blogger = free


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May 10, 2013 03:05 |  #6

I don't know what's the best but what I know is Webs.com. It's free and has awesome templates.

Or you could use 000webhost.com where you can use PHP and SQL


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May 10, 2013 03:45 |  #7

JuvarAbrera wrote in post #15917242 (external link)
I don't know what's the best but what I know is Webs.com. It's free and has awesome templates.

Yep, I'll second this.
I've been using them since about 2008 when they were known as Freewebs.
It's easy to use and update and it's almost idiot proof.
The link to my site is in my signature below


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May 10, 2013 06:41 |  #8

just looking to showcase images?

500px is pretty good


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May 10, 2013 09:48 |  #9

Sticky: Where to host my photos


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May 10, 2013 16:55 |  #10
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