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Reviews from 116 real-life Format users.

97% Customer Satisfaction

  • I would recommend Format for portfolio use. It has been working quite fine for me.

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  • I highly recommend it as a portfolio builder! Super easy to use & great themes.

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  • Sure I would

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  • Can give a +1 for Format. Although, I'm patiently waiting them to support https for custom domains.

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  • I am using Forma, and I would also recommend it.

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  • yes, there are some things I don't like about it, but I still use it.

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  • I do recommend Format.

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  • I would and I do- recommend .

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  • I like it just fine.

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  • I would 100% recommend - easy to use, cheap pricing and lots of choices for layouts depending on what you want. I believe it comes off very professional.

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  • I am 100% happy with Format and already recommended it to fellow photographers. Also I started using Format based on a recommendation.

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  • I love using Format! I actually need to update it and it was on my list of things to do. So thanks for the reminder. When I was looking around, I tried out weebly, wix, squarespace, and I also have a half-built cargo collective, but the others were a bit frustrating for me, and Format was the most aesthetically pleasing and also the easiest/most intuitive" to use for me- being a highly visual person! I actually started teaching myself to code, as well, so I could go into the back end and change some things there and also in tumblr, where I keep a visual/poetic journal as well-

    anyhow, those are my thoughts. I had found Format through one of my favorite photographers who uses it in Australia.

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  • I like format. Very easy to use. Great variety of templates.

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  • I would recommend Format. It's super easy to use.

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  • Yes absolutely for someone that isn’t tech savoy . It’s easy to use and simple

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  • I would recommend them.

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  • Format is really good, tried several ones before that, format for me is the ideal solution

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  • I’m using Format and I love it. It’s pretty simple to use

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  • I'd definitely recommend them. I have two websites through them actually. There are sometimes some glitches (like the watermark tool wasn't working for awhile on one of my sites) and I wish I was able to add a stat tracker to each page, but by and large I'm very happy using them.

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  • I like it. It's improved a lot over the years.

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  • I use Format to build my portfolio because it's really easy to use. There is a lot of cool templates. The most important point is the low price (8€/mounth) which allows us to build a cool portfolio with a custom domain.

    I definitively recommand Format which is really easy to use.

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  • It is great for artist portfolios, and they have excellent customer service. The back-end gives the user a lot of control over how they want their pages to work, and things to look etc. I think the price is fair too. I got the recommendation to build my site with Format from a photographer friend, and I definitely recommend it for other graphic artists. I have also used Weebly but I like Format better.

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  • I looked at a few alternatives to this

    The first one I looked at was goodgallery.com great front end however the back end was horrific and in addition it didn’t offer a blog services. You would have to create a sub domain to show examples of work.. so wasn’t really for me.. There was some basic things which I wanted which I simply couldn’t achieve.

    The only reason I tried good galley was it gave a really nice tiled look.

    I then tried square space.. which in all honestly is the ultimate in web builder! I wish they had a tiled service I would have happily moved my site there. Unfortunately at the time the didn’t offer the service a template that offered a tiled look.

    I then finally found format.com which offered what i wanted, in look feel and to be honest additional facilities to add my own parts to the site. The only one problem is I can’t do direct links to photos..

    Otherwise super happy with it!

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  • I have been very happy with Format, and would recommend it to others.

    For me it came down to either Format or Squarespace, and I chose Format because their relatively clean, minimal aesthetic complemented my work, and there were not too many templates choices. While it is good to have options, sometimes too many can get overwhelming.

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  • 10/10 I would recommended this website. I previously used PortfolioBox, which was a good service.

    When my subscription expired for PortfolioBox I looked at other web services such as Wix, Squarespace, but it didn’t offer all the amenities I wanted as a photographer.

    With Format, I have access to a proofing page, shop page, and creating page. Making your own domain through format, or bringing your own is available.

    Lastly, the customer service replies in a timely manner and are extremely helpful.

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  • I like it . I started on Sqarespace and changed when 500pix had a sale on for post on 500 px and format , lightroom and photo shop at a @@@@ of a deal which i hope is coming up in the spring.

    both 500 pix and Format or out of Toronto is my understand. When set up my site Format was great in helping , when I need info in a very timely way. Ask for online help and there was one there ( 5 min) and very helpful. You can change things around if you want. They seem to be adding new things all the time. Some thing I did not find or use with SQspace.

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  • Format is super easy to use, its affordable and they are always quick to reply if you have any questions or problems.

    Its good for creative people who like to modify their own content often.

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  • i like the site it is easy to build and update which is perfect for me

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  • I'm using Format for my portfolio website and so far I like it. I wouldn't mind it been a little more customizable though, their templates are a bit rigid at times. Other than that I would recommend it! They have really good tools especially for photographers, such as proofing pages for clients.

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  • I like it and would recommend it. They are very friendly, helpful, reply to messages and questions quite fast and even added some features I asked for in the time Ive been using the website. I use for couple years now and am satisfied.

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  • I'm extremely happy with it! It's very user friendly and the price can't be beat. It has a bit less functionality than Squarespace, but if you're looking for a simple web site, Format is perfect.

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  • I would recommend Format. It is very user friendly, easy to update and edit. And it is inexpensive! :)

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  • I really like format. The interface is super easy and intuitive to use. The themes are all really well designed and responsive across all devices. The best feature of Format is it's ability to integrated directly to Adobe Lightroom. It makes proofing and sharing photos with clients super easy as well as updating your portfolio.

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  • I've been using Format for about 7 months now, and so far so good, I haven't encountered any issues. It's user friendly and got really good templates for designers and photographers so I can't complain. About a month ago my domain stopped working because of an issue with the domain provider i think, but they fixed it after a day I reported the issue, so they are listening and helping their customers also. So yes, I'm happy with format and I recommend it.

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  • I'd recommend it for sure. Great services and the ease of use is outstanding.

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  • I would definitely recommend Format. I've been using it for a couple of years now and as someone who is not very tech-savvy and not able to build a website from scratch I've found it really helpful creating my website this way. 😊

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  • I really like Format. It's easy to use and looks good, and it's pretty inexpensive for what you get. I'd definitely recommend it.

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  • I’ve been with Format for a year or so and I came over from Livebooks. I find the Format back-end much easier to use and it offers a lot of template options. For me the issue has been that since making the move my SEO performance has dropped off a cliff. I get very few hits. Format support has offered some tips but I can’t say I’ve fully implemented them all since I plan a total re-do of my site soon. I remain optimistic that things will get better.

    As it is I would recommend it based on ease of use and value.

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  • I do use Format and yes I’d recommend it.

    Straight forward to use and setup. I initially had a technical difficult with web diversion from my domain name but they gave me the settings I needed to sort it. Also easy to upload photos to my site direct from Adobe Lightroom, very impressive.

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  • I do use Format for my portfolio website and headshot website. I would absolutely recommend it to any creative needing to build a website. It's very easy to use, and their templates are very well designed.

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  • I would recommend Format. Once you figure out how to use it, it’s pretty good. Really everything you need is on there.

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  • I would and have. I love it but there are a few draw back for myself

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  • Ive been using it for years and its great, easy to use and decent monthly pricing.

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  • despite having to get around a couple of hurdles for the look I wanted, it was the best solution I could find for my folio, and not too expensive being about $9 per month. So as far as recommending it, I would, but given the simplicity of what I was after, none of the theme platforms had done a great job because they were all trying too hard to be funky. They overlook simplicity and ease of build for something that they think we actually want….so as far as I’m concerned they all have a way to go with regard to portfolio websites.

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  • I would recommend it . Easy to use with good results . Easy to update and customize too

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  • Format was recommended by a photographer friend of mine. There were several design styles available to choose from at the time. I found the site easy to use to set up and use for my catalogue style presentation. As you know customer service is vital to every end user and the team at Format were very helpful with advice and feedback.

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  • I love it would change a couple things. But its working well for me.

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  • Format is great. Easy to use, good support and you can start for free if you don’t mind their domain in your url.

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  • I’ve been using format for about 4 years now, and I haven’t had any problems with it. I’ve updated the theme 3 times, and it’s always been easy to customise the colours and fonts. I believe there’s an option for coding your own template, but I’ve always been satisfied with the pre-made templates offered.

    It seems like they are constantly trying to improve, as most times when I log on, they’ve announced new features.

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  • its not bad, its easy to use, but a bit limited. But over all pretty good

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