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Carbonmade 129 Reviews From Real-Life Carbonmade Users

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Published Nov 14 2018 · #13 of 16 in Photography Website Builders.

  • I’d absolutely suggest Carbonmade to anyone looking for a cheap and easy way to put their portfolio online.

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  • I'd recommend it for a quick portfolio build-up. But it is not particularly customizable.

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  • Easy to set up, reasonably priced, and the site serves me well.

    I'm not nearly as pro-active as I should be, so I'm sure it could be more useful than it is.

    Having said that, I get occasional inquiries without any promoting, so it must sit well on the net.

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  • I'm really happy with my carbonmade site. I think I'm on the $119 annual subscription. It was really easy to build and fairly simple to put all the pieces together. I also used the free design website www.canva.com to customize image sizes or combine different images into one tile - pretty easy.

    Bottom line, yep, I'd recommend it. Check it out on a mobile phone - that's what sold me. Their mobile interface is beautiful.

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  • I enjoyed Carbonmade for a long time, as I was able to design my website and buy a domain very easily all for free. In the past year, they changed their policies, and there is a monthly fee. They are no longer supporting my website as there is no backend support from them, so its stagnant and I cant update it using their services. As luck would have it, I married a web developer and didn't need their services anymore, but otherwise, I'd probably stay with them since the customer support was always excellent and it is user-friendly to create a portfolio. It is straightforward to use, and since their sole purpose is to build collections, it caters to people who have worked on project-based endeavors.

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  • I would recommend it! It is one of the most user friendly portfolio-builders out there. I’ve tried them all, but with Carbonmade you are up and running almost instantly, and with absolutely no technical knowledge needed!

    Downsides might be limited customization and the fact that it a subscription service - but for me, it’s was worth it to be up and running that fast with a crisp, clear and modern portfolio ;-)

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  • I´ve been using it for quite some years now, I always had the 12$ plan so I could upload more works and have my own unique domain etc. Only recently my current boss told me though he doesn´t like it much, because all the images of a certain project are hidden behind one thumbnail and there is no way to customize the Carbonmade themes, which is a downer. There isn´t a great variety of themes either... I was actually thinking about switching to Artstation Pro, because it´s able to show sketchfab or marmoset plugins for viewing 3D stuff. I don´t think Carbonmade can do this, at least I couldn´t figure out how. The support at Carbonmade has always been nice and fast but I do think, after my current jobhunt is over, I´ll switch.

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  • CM is easy to use. However, it is very limited. And a few dollars more a month isn't a factor. Big cartel is a little better. As it gives you more options. I also have another site with square space which is definitely more expensive however, it has been excellent. But then again I have a store on it and then all the other stuff too.

    CM it's cheap and easy and if you need something just to show on the quick. It's good for that. You can always change things up later if need be.

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  • Actually I used the free version for a long time (as a student) and then a paid subscription when I was job hunting. But I recently switched over to Squarespace because Carbonmade hasn't updated anything for their users in a looong time, even simple things like moving the order of pieces around just came out recently. So for a few months I would have to delete and re-upload the pieces whenever I needed to change the order - a big problem. I had 2 major problems with the functionality of my site in which I emailed support to help and they responded right away but both times they weren't able to help me. I also needed more customization and there weren't as many themes to choose from. So for the same subscription price and more features I would recommend Squarespace instead.

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  • For me as a creative it was super easy to post work and just present the folio site. Easy to make changes and move things around. Adding work is also no problem. I do not know how it does with SEO since I don't really promote it that way. I would recommend it for a quick solution but I am sure there are more powerful platforms. No time to investigate.

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  • I used it for a bit but decided to move to a Squarespace instead because of how much more customization was available. Carbonmade is good if you need a quick portfolio on a budget, otherwise, I'd recommend investing in something more personalizable.

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  • I would recommend it for portfolios. It was easier to set up and update than squarespace. I wish we could control the image size, on my instagram section, i wish i could create two columns or decrease the width of the main column.

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  • it is PERFECT! So easy, so practical, so quick to update everytime I want to add a new project. I use to have a Wix site, and it was a nightmare to update. I definitely highly recommend it!

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  • I would recommend it. It’s easy to set up and folks without any html/css experience can easily set up a decent looking site. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it for someone who wants to be able to customize everything though or someone with more html experience. It’s a little beginner for my level but it’s affordable and I haven’t had any issues.

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  • Carbonmade is pretty nice as a basic portfolio website, I know there are paid options too for people that want to customize their site even further. I'm actually going to be switching my portfolio over to it's own domain soon so I won't be using carbonmade as much for my primary portfolio, but it's still pretty good for what it is!

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  • It’s worked just fine for me over the years, but I’m sure there are better one’s out there.

    For $12/month, it’s not too bad.

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  • I have recommended carbonmade to several other designers. I found it easy to build and update. I haven¹t gone back to check on it in a while, but my only wonder about carbonmade is if there are more customization options now. I did mine pretty quick and dirty just to get work up on a site and never really went back to finesse it. But, it has served me well.

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  • I do use Carbonmade for my portfolio - and I do recommend it.

    I find it incredibly easy to use, but the compromise is that the number of layouts and the formatting are limited.

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  • I’d recommend. Its pretty simple to upload new work, so thats why I use it. However lacks design options (fonts, layouts, etc.)

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  • I would 50/50 recommend it. I haven't had time to move over to a squarespace and I'm not job hunting right now, so it's no big deal. Right now it's acting as a fancy content holder for me.

    But I have had potential clients tell me they think it looks great.

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  • I would definitely recommend Carbonmade. I believe it is an excellent platform, especially for beginners.

    I’ve previously used other sites like Squarespace and Wix, but putting a site together with these programs, I found, was very confusing and time consuming. I wanted a program that would be straight to the point, and present my material clearly and professionally.

    Carbonmade offers many customization options, but not so many that the user ends up lost and confused. The interface is very easy to navigate. They even have their own analytics section that allows you to see how your portfolio is doing, who is viewing it, and how they are viewing it. You can even attach the portfolio to your own domain and even pair it with Google Analytics for a more accurate representation of your viewership.

    Their largest package is less than $20/month, and it allows you to upload an unlimited number of projects.

    For more experienced users, I feel that they would definitely turn to the aforementioned programs, because I do agree that there is a much higher level of customization offered. But for me, I just wanted something simple and easy to use. Carbonmade provided just that!

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  • i wouldnt recommend it unless you want to pay for a service monthly. The free options are too limited! Also the personnalisation isnt that amazing: not a lot of options.

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  • It is easy to set up, easy to edit and easy to maintain.

    It is not commercial in that I don't think it is meant to buy or sell services directly - but as a portfolio - it works very nicely.

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  • I use Carbonmade for my portfolio. I like it a lot, it's very simple but I think it showcases my photos nicely. Also, it's very user friendly for uploading images and information, and has a feature where people can contact me via email which I really like.

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  • Yes, i highly recommend it. I thought several times to make a site of my own, because I'm also a webdesigner but Carbonmade is so functional, easy and clean.

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  • CarbonMade seems cool. I wanted to start freelancing through an agency that requires online portfolios, so it seemed like the easiest way for a non-designer like me to put something together and start making cash money.

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  • i would recommend, its flexible - and so easy to use.

    Ideal for creatives, as it resizes different format files and also gives you the options for moving footage

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  • I won't recommend it because I find it to be a little pricey for what it is. The only reason I use it is that I lost some of my work and its only posted there, on Carbonmade.

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  • I would recommend it for some people. If you don't know how to design your portfolio site, don't have a custom look for your site or don't know how to program your site, Carbonmade is a good alternative for you. It's easy to use, has a relatively clean UX / UI and has the added benefit of providing analytics.

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  • Its simple to use, and has the benefit of being free if you keep things small (low number of images) which I've always been taught is usually better in a portfolio anyway. So for anyone who's starting out its great. Fairly simple options for what you can do with the free version, but again, simple keeps the art in front.

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  • Definitely a nice little platform/ design, and would recommend. I would have to say though that they haven’t developed it in quite a while, and it would be nice to have additional features/ updates for the monthly fee.

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  • I think Carbonmade is simple and easy to use to build a portfolio website, if you don't have time to create each details on website, Carbonmade is a good choice. I would recommend it to people who are little bit lazy like me haha.

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  • Carbonmade works pretty well for me. So I'd recommend it. My favorite feature is that they give you the analytic statistics for your site so you can see how many people visit and from where they are coming from. It's not perfect. I wish it had a blog component, but it's really simple to upload and change things.

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  • I don’t think I’m a good metric for what is good for a portfolio in today’s world. Does one even need a personal website? Or is Instagram or art station even more important and impactful? I’m unsure. But as a product goes carbon made does the job quickly and efficiently.

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  • Not really. I'm about to redo it using wordpress. I don't feel the templates great for my needs. Customer service is just okay.

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  • I’ve used carbonnade for about 4 years as it was recommended to me by another friend. I had taught myself flash and had built my previous site that took me 3 months. In comparison My carbonnade site took me a couple of hours cost me a third of the price and has never let me down. Highly reco.

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  • I would recommend Carbonmade. I found out about it after seeing a few portfolio sites that use it - but those are in the minority compared to Squarespace. I'd say a relatively similar proportion to Cargo Collective perhaps? There was one feature in particular that made me explore Squarespace that Carbonmade lacked, which was the password-protected project feature. But I went over to Squarespace and found that there were SO many options and features. It was actually more overwhelming than helpful to me so I went back to Carbonmade where it's just so much quicker to get set up.

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  • When you're just starting out, carbonmade is a cheap (free), easy-to-use, quick solution. I have really enjoyed it overall and have used it as my portfolio when applying to several jobs.

    However, ultimately I think the newer site templates like squarespace or wix are, while significantly more expensive and difficult to use, more professionally designed. And in a visual field that winds up being fairly important for first impressions.

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  • I like the website and I would recommend it to others. My only complaint is some of the design features are limiting. And it makes originality limited. But for a quick portfolio website it is very nice.

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  • I like it a lot, it’s clean and easy. I pay $12/mo. for it which I’ve always felt was a liiiiittle pricey for what I want to do with it (considering I could find a nice WP portfolio theme and toss it up on Digital Ocean for $5/mo.) but! they take care of everything and the backend dashboard and stats are pretty nice so I’m overall pretty happy with them :)

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  • I’m very happy with Carbonmade. Their platforms are designed with presentation in mind and as an artist that frees me up to focus on my work and not so much behind the scenes web design.

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  • I have been using CarbonMade since 2008, when I graduated design school. I, personally, love it because it is easy to use and allows me to focus on what work I want to show versus having a site that is more complicated to navigate. I also like it because uploading projects is super easy and quick. I also am not a UI/UX/web designer and don't really want to be one, so I chose CarbonMade because I don't want to end up being in a design field that I am not passionate about and I don't want to give that kind of impression to potential/future places of work, so I don't waste their time or mine.

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  • I do like carbonnade as their premade website designs are very useful and easy to customise, especially for a portfolio. The only thing I dislike about it is that for the basic package I pay for, only lets me have a certain number of pages so it limits the amount of images and details about your work that you can add. However I probably would still recommend it as it's easy to use and change whenever you need to, and the designs look professional.

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  • It’s just been a temporary thing for us to use as a portfolio and very basic functional website. It’s been great and we have a new one in the works. Will hopefully be releasing that from wix next month.

    I really like carbon made. The price is great the functionality is fantastic and it just works beautifully on all platforms.

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  • I think it is a great website for portfolios. It is tailor-made for that purpose, and it really feels like it. Adding projects is a breeze, whether you want to use videos, GIFs, or images to show off your work. Adding your resume is also rather easy.

    A few gripes I had are the cost for premium is pretty much necessary as you are limited to the project number, and it is not cheap. I spent over $100 on mine for just this year, plus the custom domain. I also think they should add more file support (like Excel spreadsheet files), but that is minor.

    Overall, I'm happy I chose Carbonmade as it was easy to great a nice looking website in a short period of time (I'm a student so I don't have a lot of it) and it helped me earn a job at Microsoft, so the result served me well!

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  • i do currently have a dusty old Carbonmade site. I decided to go with Carbonmade back in 2012 when i needed a portilfio site overnight and Carbonmade was the most basic plug and play site that did not require any thinking or previous web experience. Which was great for a quick fix but it has serious function limitations. They have not updated there templates or functionality for years. It’s a basic catalogue site. Carbonmade has focused primarily for desktop use and now a days mobile should be the main focus, there sites do not crossover well at all.

    There are so many better intuitive capable site builders out right now i would not even bother with Carbonmade.

    Carbonmade comes across to me as a site created by a few fresh out of school UI designers that had a great idea but have moved on overtime and diprioratized this project but won’t close it because they have a few straggleling people like me that haven’t moved on and still pay there monthly fees...

    To be honest, i have not needed a site for years so i have not had the urgency to be proactive but if i where to begin to job search i would not present my work on Carbonmade.

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  • Carbonmade's layouts are easy to work with and visually pleasing for portfolios, so I would recommend it for either first-time portfolio builders or those who don't want to spend money on a custom domain and more extensive website. However, Carbonmade has several limitations when it comes to further customizing the design of the website-- for me, my logo, header, and color scheme is vital in the branding of my portfolio and resume. I felt the need to switch over to Wix just because it offered much more options as far as customizing both the layout and visual design of a portfolio, despite not specifically being tailored towards portfolio websites like Carbonmade is.

    For ease of use and general purposes, I would recommend Carbonmade, yes, but I also think designers and visual artists in particular should be aware that they won't be able to represent their branding as effectively due to the limited options Carbonmade provides.

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  • I enjoy using Carbonmade. It is definitely friendly to users that are not as tech saavy or that are building their first portfolio. It is fairly affordable for most. It is free to use, but there is a limit on the number of projects you can post. I pay for the most basic package, and I can show more projects. I can also use my own domain and remove branding. I pay $12 a month for this package. The site many types of files such as JPG, SVG, PNG, PDF, AI, and PSD. I would definitely recommend it for students to use.

    However, Carbonmade is pretty buggy at times, and I have to do so many little things to work around problems. I have found their support is quick to reply, though. It is a nice selection of layouts, but customization is still limited. Once you are seriously building your brand, I would probably drop the site.

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  • I would recommend it to folks who know nothing about how to build a website. Its very easy to use, and although the templates are extremely limited (maybe like 6 total that you can choose from), they do have good design and limited customization.

    I started my site a couple of years ago, as a total newbie. Its great for the time being, however, I do plan to switch to a website builder that allows me to fully customize.

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  • I chose Carbonmade a few years ago when I needed to build my portfolio quickly. It’s pretty easy to use and straight forward. I hadn’t been on for a while but logged after receiving your email. They added some new features but usability is similar to the past. I updated a few GIF when I was in and still pretty easy.

    I don’t know from viewer’s perspective if Carbonnade portfolio looks as “professional” as some other platforms like Bechance, etc.

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  • I would recommend carbonnade in that it’s super simple and very easy to use. The designs are ok too.

    It’s great that it looks nice and is simple and functional but I’m currently working with a web designer to come up with a logo and basically re create my site because of limitations with carbonnade.

    The big issue with carbonnade is after naming all my media, videos and images with SEO in mind carbonnade assigns a random number to everything as a name. Not good at all. So my own media on my website is doing basically nothing for my SEO which could be described as poor anyway. Another issue i have is how un customizable the ‘about’ page is in carbonnade. I want to use images and text but everything is inputted into a form type thing. Not good.

    But I needed a quick and easy site just to show people who want to hire me but don’t know me, show them the site and they are confident in hiring me so I guess it’s doing it’s job.

    I’d rate carbonnade 7/10 but I’m ready for something a bit more advanced. It’s simplicity although frustrating is kind of it’s best point.

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  • Carbonmade is super easy to figure out how to use. I think I started using it about five years ago. But now I find the templates a little simple and they haven’t kept up style-wise. I am likely going to change to Wix.com when my year with Carbonmade is up. Wix looks just as simple to navigate and use but some jazzier templates.

    What I do like about Carbonmade is that I can have a second site that I use for jobs or potential jobs. I can fill it with character costume images and send the link with a password to a director. Then if I am not on a project I can ask for it to be put in stasis while I am not needing it so it doesn’t cost me when not in use.

    I have been told to try Squarespace and know someone who does. But I found them to be more complicated and too many options—takes time to sort through each step. That’s not for me.

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  • chose Carbonmade since it was very straightforward and easy to figure out. It had all the basic stuff, not too many confusing options, and a few templates that I liked. I think it's great for a first timer, for someone who usually can't make up his/her mind, or for someone who wants to have a complete portfolio in a short period of time, without messing about with colors and fonts selection and other time-consuming things.

    I will probably change to another website, as soon as I have enough time or something significant to publish.

    The problem is, for me, once you have set up a website, you don't find the time or energy to do it again, even if you feel you are not 100% satisfied with the outcome, or you need features that are unavailable at that website

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  • Carbonmade is a good, affordable solution for a simple portfolio.

    There's a limit to how many projects you can publish on the free and paid versions, but you can archive as many as you like. I tend to keep the free version up and running, then switch to paid when I'm actively looking for work. With the paid version, I unarchive projects I want to feature, add new ones, and customize the domain. The available layouts are limited, but they're responsive, and I can add my logo and customize the color scheme to match my brand. It's also really quick and easy to set up and maintain... a big benefit for a busy professional.

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  • I love it. It's mainly for the creatives who want to display portfolios but other than that I am very satisfied with the pricing and service.

    Somethings I would like for them to do is increase the quality of the photos we display. They get compressed like Facebook does to their photos and it hurts the color and quality of our work.

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  • In my opinion it is very easy to use and has a great layout. The designs are really nice and it is always very fast. Using other website builders previously, I have found that Carbonmade works the best with my creative style and has great accessibility.

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  • I do like Carbonmade quite a bit and would recommend it. I do think that Wix is better for small businesses, however. What I like about Carbonmade is the ease of use. What I don't like is the template choice, as there is currently only one template that I like.

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  • I really like Carbonmade, don't really have any issues with it. They offer other little stats that are useful like views per page, and so on. I would definitely recommend it to anybody trying to publish their portfolio. The only thing I can say is that it does not offer a lot of choices for templates or layout customization as wix would.

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  • All I know is a friend set this up for me and I've been taking care of it ever since. By that I mean that I pay the fee monthly and occasionally upload stuff there. That's about it. The beginner level" that I'm using doesn't offer much liberty as far as the layout goes, you just pick one of the many templates and change fonts and colors, not much else. I think it's a nice entry level platform, at least the cheap, basic version that I'm using. Pretty user friendly and clean.

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  • I am indeed using Carbonmade for mendydraws.com! I often recommend Carbonmade to friends/colleagues who are looking to build a portfolio site. While I haven't truthfully done a deep dive into other portfolio builders (haven't actually heard the best things about squarespace which I think most people go gaga for), I have had Carbonmade for almost 10 years (good lord) and it has been sufficient for what I need with easy upload/organizing, displaying my art and contact information clearly, is affordable, and able to be customized without having to be a code monkey or UI designer.

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  • I'm happy with Carbonmade as a platform for my portfolio. I'm not particularly tech-savvy but it was easy to set up. When there were any issues, their customer service was helpful, prompt and courteous. It has a free option for basic needs, but I pay about $150 a year because of the scope of my work (including video). So, yes I would recommend it.

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  • I would definitely recommend it. I've had it for almost 6 years now. At first i didn't love it and was thinking about switching to Square Space but they updated their service a few years back and now it's perfect. Super easy to use. I even got my current job off of it (a recruiter reached out to me though the messaging portal).

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  • It's definitely a very good portfolio site, with plain but very effective layouts! Only the page update breaks sometimes when viewing the audio section, if you try to show more than 4 to 5 audio files on one page. That's why I took it out. Otherwise, I am very satisfied.

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  • for free features i thunk carbonmade works fine. because of a lack of options though i will most likely be upgrading to a paid portfolio somewhere else.

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  • It's easy to use and is generally a good site for illustration and photography type of portfolios, but I wouldn't recommend it for those that want to upload videos since you'd have to start paying and it doesn't seem as worth it since you are still limited in customization.

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  • It's really easy to use and pretty affordable so I like it, but it's been a little annoying that some minor layout tweaks are not available. Once you pick a design it's not entirely flexible. I would say for a simple portfolio or someone who's main focus isn't design it's a great choice but for too much tweaking or mucking around setup it's not top, top.

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  • I'd recommend it 75%. Pros, speed of loading, ease of use, reliability and easy to update. Cons, video must be uploaded to their site and less options for control and tracking when compared to YouTube or Vimeo. I wish there was more customization options but it seems carbonmade doesn't update their platform often if at all.

    I was on wordpress before and it was constantly a headache trying to update and prevent hacking. I looked at wix and squarespace but like that carbonmade was specifically for portfolios.

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  • i would definitely recommend it. Its very easy to use. But for some people who needs lots of customization might find it limiting. I love the platform cause of its clean look and very intuitive menus. The only downside I could think of is probably the monthly fee.

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  • I have been using Carbonmade for over a year now. It is a good platform for someone who cannot or doesn’t want to have the hassle of maintaining their own html pages. I was in design school when I started publishing on Carbonmade because a. They had the layout style I was searching for and b. I didn’t have enough time to code myself and set up things (I could have done that by now but you see procrastination lol). It is user friendly and their Dashboard is pretty simple. Uploading or deleting or editing hasn’t been any issue for me. I wish they had better formatting options for text just like we have in wordpress or wix. Its just me because I have used those earlier and know about the flexibility these platforms offer. If you are on a time crunch (like i was) and looking for an easy, minimalist and aesthetically appealing, user friendly space for your portfolio then carbonmade could be your base. Professionals with higher graphic and web design abilities might find it a bit basic. But I like it. 😊

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  • I like Carbon made because it seems to cater to visual websites...in other words a lot of their layout themes center around displaying art or graphics.

    I not good at HTML...so Carbon made is easy for me to use and reuse. I just redid my website a few days ago and it took me about three hours. So it was fast. I like that because I can play with ideas for a bit and see immediate results on screen. Maybe you can do this with HTML...not sure.

    So for an artist that wants to display his work...I really like Carbon made. I would recommend it to someone who wants to build a nice website without having to learn a lot of coding.

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  • I am quite happy with Carbonmade and have had good reactions to my site. I've used them since 2008, so there may be more updated offerings out there, but I'm still happy with Carbonmade. Also, anytime I've had an issue, they've responded quickly.

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  • I would recommend it! It's so easy to use, and it's sleek and professional. The only downside is you need a paid membership to upload HD videos and also to link a domain to it (so if you own a domain that you want to auto-direct to your carbonmade, you need to have the paid membership to link them together). So I only use my carbonmade when I'm looking for work- I reactivate the membership so my demo reel is high quality and then link it back to my domain. And when I'm secured with employment I just cancel the subscription again.

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  • I would recommend Carbonmade as a portfolio site. It's very simple to use and I like how it displays my work. I use it to showcase examples of my work and keep updated contact information available.

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  • I actually just switched this week to adobe portfolio. I used carbonmade from 2010-2018 and it was a great tool because I could pay less as a new designer (free at first) and then as I added more projects I could obviously afford more from the CMS. I switched to adobe because i have Creative Cloud and since that is part of it it was more cost effective to me. Visually they are quite similar although to think carbon made is a touch more user friendly and has superior customer service. I also used the portfolio through deviant art early in my career as well but it just didn’t have enough coustomization. Adobe seems similar to square space but isn’t as pricey.

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  • i tried a few others in the past and they’re not as easy or quick to change. Carbon made also host my films so there is no problems when they’re viewed. Also the pricing plan is pretty fair.

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  • In the past (years ago) it helped new clients find me, and I got a small magazine feature out of it. I'm almost embarrassed that it's still up because the work I was producing at the time is so primitive compared to what I'm doing now. I recommend it 100%, it pushed my career along and got my work out there with little to no cost.

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  • Yeah, is really functional, in the free version it lets you upload, in my opinion, the quantity of projects you need to show your work, So in my opinion, yeah, it works really well, I use it for a few years and is recommendable.

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  • Carbonmade's support is very fast and friendly, and they are a very affordable choice - even their free bundle gets you started quite nicely. However, their user interface is clumsy (plus occasionally buggy), and the customization options they offer are very, very limited. Therefore I would recommend Carbonmade only to people who have only minor customization requirements.

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  • Speaking from my personal experience of using Carbonmade, it’s perfectly adept at what I need it to do. There’s not a great deal of templates, but the ones that are there are great for what I need and flexible and devise responsive.

    The support is great for Carbonmade as well and any queries I’ve had have been dealt with quickly and efficiently. The CS is spot on.

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  • My partner and I choosed Carbonmade because one of the templates allowed us to scroll from left to right instead of top to bottom.

    That said, I would recommend Wix if you really want to build something that looks like you. Squarespace is also a very good option with loads of templates.

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  • I do recommend Carbonmade. The pro is the usability and the com the lack of themes.

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  • I truly love it. It’ really user friendly. But mind you, there are limited options to what you can do with the template, but that was actually what I was looking for.

    I’m not technical in a coder kind of way, let’s say I know a bit above average about the webs. So it was really easy to set it up. It took me a couple of hours in the evenings to build this site. Also they respond to your questions usually within a day, also because of the time difference I think.

    Anyways, yes I would recommend it!

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  • it has worked good for my needs.

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  • It left very little impression on me, which might be considered a good thing. However, it has very limited functionality, which might suggest the opposite.

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  • It's not a bad site. Easy enough to use. I haven't compared it to others though.

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  • I would definitely recommend Carbonmade, I’ve been using their tool for at least 10 years and I’m very satisfied.

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  • I am quite happy with it, and have been enjoying using it. It is extremely easy to use and quite visual which to me as an artists really works.

    I do however have small problems with it that is making me consider moving my website in the future. Like the fact that it isn’t extremely adjustable and there are allot of limits in this link leads to this etc.

    But overall i am quite happy.

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  • I am using Carbonmade for my video site. I dont think I would recommend them.

    Pros: Super simple Videos upload directly to site (no Vimeo or Youtube links)

    Cons: Site randomly goes down (usually when I need it most) and there is no Customer service number They never update the templates

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  • I’ve had a portfolio hosted on carbonmade for years now. It’s a very basic format but requires no skills at all to update.

    I think it’s worth the money that I pay for.

    More importantly I’ve been able to remove the carbonmade bit from the URL and add google words search so if you google my name the website comes up as the first result which is quite handy these days

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  • I would recommend Carbonmade. It's simple, clean and easy.

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  • I would recommend carbonmade. Simple and clean and saves me the trouble of having to host WordPress or another opensource CMS or maintain a portfolio by hand.

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  • The free version is very limited ... I prefer wordpress, I am working on my new portfolio with wp.

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  • I've been using Carbonmade for years, I do like it. I can't give you a list of pros and cons, I haven't tried any others out there,

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  • I love carbonmade. It’s super easy and looks clean. I’d definitely recommend it.

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  • I’d recommend it. Straight-forward with very few glitches that I am aware of - I have had a problem with visibility on android, but I think that is fixed now.

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  • -two thumbs up for carbonmade'

    posted material is secure

    upload conforms video to a high standard'

    easy to update and edit

    limited designs but feels clean, clear and simp

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  • I do recommend it! I've been using it for several years now. I think it offers what I need, which is a place to display my work and an easy way to manage it.

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  • I would definitely recommend carbonnade. Easy to use, great customer service, and great compression.

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  • It’s easily to use but a bit on the pricy side

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  • Yes

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  • I really like Carbonmade and would definitely recommend it. As a non-designer/artist (I'm a writer/game designer), it's super simple to set up and maintain.

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  • I'd definitely recommend it. Very easy to use and looks good.

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  • I can recommend it :)

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  • yes i reco it. that quite good fast and easy to use. Love it !

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  • I like it if looking for something simple and easy to update.

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  • I would recommend it !

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  • I highly recommend it because it is so easy to use! The support staff is great. I am not tech savvy and did not want to spend a lot of time building a site so finding carbonmade has been great. It is easy to update my work and the preset layouts are clean and modern. I know a few of my colleagues who also use it.

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  • Yes! Love it.

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  • I started using Carbonmade about 10yrs ago and throughout the last couple years there’s newer and better Creative Website host sites.

    But I continued to stay with Carbonmade because: - it’s super easy to make the site your own - nice choices of type and custom colors. They have just enough without making it too overwhelming for options - I can post large video files (most site are very restricted) - the site runs smooth and fast even with my large video files - it’s reasonable cost - site works superbly both desktop and mobile

    Ived been thinking about using “Squarespace” as my New main website but have yet found any of their templates that can fulfill my needs. Squarespace has more tricks in their templates with all kinds of transitions and navigations but less on how I can display my creative work large scale with descriptions.

    I know most creatives uses Cargocollective and I find that site too plain.

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  • Carbonmade has been pretty nice. I'm pretty annoyed with them not allowing me to modify my layout to show my social media links as an anchor on all pages (premium offers very limited upgrades), but the system is pretty straightforward with only minor issues when I'm uploading my work. I'm overall happiest that the images don't take forever to load unlike wix. I'm actually considering hopping over to squarespace but I've yet to check the site out.

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  • It’s an ok site. Not easy to make changes and edits.

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  • I am using Carbonmade and yes I like it. I decided to pay for the option of customizing it and imputing my own URL.

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  • seems fine for me. Had no problems with it.

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  • I'd recommend giving it a try. It works well for my needs and is fairly customizable. I'm using the lowest priced version but you can upgrade and will likely come with more bells and whistles.

    On the subject of portfolios, I've been researching suitable free website templates for my brother and WIX also has a decent selection.

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  • I actually would recommend it. I've never made one before and it was super easy. I have never used a square space so can't compare, but it totally did the job for my first portfolio ever.

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  • If you want something quick and easy to show off visuals, it does that exceptionally well. If you want a custom website, this isn’t for you.

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  • I would recommend it.

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  • I'm OK with the carbonmade portfolio. It's relatively cheap, and easy to use. I would totally recommend using it.

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  • I highly recommend it for an inexpensive alternative to behance and other sites.

    The interface is straight forward and is easy to use. I recommend it to all my coworkers and friends.

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  • I would recommend it because it's extremely intuitive and instantly revisable.

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  • I highly recommend it.

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  • I don’t think it’s a great website but it’s free and fairly user friendly, and I’m basically lazy.

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  • I do use Carbonmade, and I would definitely recommend it. It's very easy to set up and use, low hassle, and reliable.

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  • Yes. I would.

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  • I would absolutely recommend Carbonnade.

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  • I would recommend it because it is very user friendly and nice clean styles to choose from.

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  • carbonmade is convenient for presenting and managing my portfolio; you can easily add a picture or delete one.

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  • i wiuld totally recomnd it. Its free super easy to use and to modify. Great combo !

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  • It’s is very easy to use for those who don’t know or don’t want to use code, there are limitations but if your looking for something simple and good looking. I recommend it.

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