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Published Nov 14 2018 · #12 of 16 in Photography Website Builders.

  • I have been using Krop for close to eight years. I also have not been extremely active for a little while.

    As far as recommending it, I would not. It’s cheap and easy to use but they have been extremely slow to add upgrades and their platform is slow and cumbersome.

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  • I've been using it for a couple years now and I would recommend it. I really didn't do a lot of research before I started using it though. I basically needed to get a portfolio up as part of a job search as quick as I could and Krop was one of the first ones I came across. It was easy to setup and it was fairly inexpensive. And I thought I might put my photography portfolio up as well but never did. Might be cheaper and better options around these days but I've been happy with it and never felt the need to change.

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  • I’ve been using Krop for a long time and could reccomend it for you. Easy and cheap.

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  • I love it. I think it’s a great investment and It’s worth keeping it. I’ve been using it for 7 years and it’s super easy to update. I totally recommend it.

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  • I really like it. Very easy to put a portfolio together and they’re very responsive via chat. The one thing that I was missing that I don’t know if they incorporated yet was the ability to incorporate giffs into your portfolio pages. Overall, one of the easiest to use.

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  • I really appreciated how easy Krop has been for me to use. I am not coding intuitive and was feeling held back by Wix designs at the time. I think my krop portfolio would look better if I had those skills, but I am happy as it is. I am unsure if anyone has searched my website on their portfolio database for work opportunities. I doubt it but it’s a nice incentive that the option is there. If I could add anything, it would be some sort of marketplace plug in where I could have items for sale.

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  • I do use krop & have used them for about for 8 years and have been extremely happy with them... easy to use, drag-and-drop, great templates...I guess the only drawback have found thus far in talking with an Seo person, who mainly uses blogging, krop sites currently do not have blogging format or integration, to my knowledge... Otherwise, awesome!

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  • i can recommend it 100 %. I am using Krop already for some years. Very easy to use interface and many options to adjust the templates and make your own design of it. Also very affordable for 99 $ /1 year.

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  • Krop is great for my folio. I set it up years ago before Squarespace was around. I now use that for everything and have been meaning to change folio site over, but too busy at the mo.

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  • I do use Krop and have been using it for a while, but would have switched a long time ago if I had the time. It's functionalities are a little limited for a portfolio site and their templates/themes just aren't as exciting as say, Squarespace, the default for post people in the creative business. When I have the time I'll be migrating to it.. So I'm not sure I'll recommend Krop. My 2 cents.

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  • Krop is ok, it was pretty cool 5 years ago. But now with squarespace and other competitors, Krop seems limited on their customization abilities. The interface is not so easy to use. However, it is easy to switch between templates.

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  • It is easy to use and very fast to get content up in a presentable way. I think it lacks more templates and it works badly for any content that is not image based. I would recommend it, though with Adobe Portfolio now available fir the same monthly fee but more freedom, I am not sure how long I will stay with Krop.

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  • I'm using Krop and I would definitely recommend it, it is easy to manage and has good tools to customize any portfolio. Maybe it needs more variety in the typefaces but the resume design and the way to embed videos are great.

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  • Krop still working for me, it´s so simple and fast to update. The only thing I see, I would like to have more themes, and maybe an easier way to have an email. But it´s ok for a simple photo web site, anyhow you can check some options and try to find the best for you.

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  • In regards of my portfolio on the KROP platform its easy enough to use for people to come and look at my work as well as update with new images. However, if you are looking for something more elaborate I suspect there are better solutions.

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  • I would recommend it. I’ve worked on my own website for years and this is by far the simplest, most user friendly (and sleek looking) that I have found. I know how to work wth programming, but didn’t need to do any of that with KROP.

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  • I most certainly would recommend KROP, I have been a professional photographer for 20 yrs +, and i have had my dealings with Web designers and the back and forth and the fees associated with it. Krop allows me the freedom to add subtract and change design at will, for a very manageable fee. I understand the so called stigma of have your site marked as a Template design base, but I really enjoy the simplicity and creative control as a artist.

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  • I have been using Krop for close to eight years. I also have not been extremely active for a little while.

    As far as recommending it, I would not. It’s cheap and easy to use but they have been extremely slow to add upgrades and their platform is slow and cumbersome.

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  • I’d certainly recommend it - straightforward, easy to make it fit my needs, no bells or whistles which is just what I want and what attracted me to Krop in the first place. I’ve not needed any support help from them so can’t vouch for that side of the story.

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  • Yeah for me it’s quick & easy to freshen up and add new work. Work recommend to all business wanting a portfolio based website.

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  • Until recently I’d have said no, but the new templates Krop introduced are excellent for my needs. My only issue is the lack of ability to have subsections within main categories, but Krop said they are working on that functionality right now.

    And for $99/year for unlimited pages, it’s a great deal.

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  • I would totally recommend it. I have tried using squarespace and what you see" in the design phase, isn't what you get on the live preview. Everything shifts, nothing lines up right, unless you know additional HTML coding, you can't really get what you want out of it. Krop is simple, you just click the template you like and are good to go. It is a far superior platform for portfolios.

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  • Solid UI, the resumé download option and reasonably priced. I’ve been perfectly content with it but in reality I only ever used it because I was too busy then too lazy to build my own from scratch as I’m a full stack developer.

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  • I'd recommend for sure. It's been great and easy to use. Although if you want anything beyond the basic needs it may not be great for you. But for an easy/quick solution it's great

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  • Krop isn't bad, but it's kinda expensive after using it for 5 years. I know there are probably a lot of better, cheaper solutions out there. Some probably even free. However, Krop is certainly not bad for people without a lot of time. It is also more focused on photographers and good at displaying large imagery. So, if a UX designer wants to showcase his/her work, Krop may not have much customization for them unless they plan to mess around with the HTML code themselves.

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  • I would, and I have! haha

    Very easy to use, several really nice templates. I like it and have gotten good feedback on it. I've looked into other portfolio type sites for images and haven't found anything I liked better at this point.

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  • I did build my site with Krop and I do love the functionality. It is perfect for photographers like myself and I think they have some really clean and user friendly templates to work from and customize. It is great to be able to make adjustments and updates myself without needing to hire out a developer or designer.

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  • I do use Krop, have been for about 2 years now I think, its very easy to use and fast for someone like me with no programming knowledge, so yes I would recommend it, quite a few of my concept artist friends use it as well,

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  • I must say I am highly pleased with their offerings, pricing and maybe most of all, service. The ease of which the platform works is great. I have very little experience building websites myself, yet everything Krop has is comprehensive and easy. And since they update their templates frequently, my website remains dynamic as well (soon will be changing the template, which pretty much happens with a click of the button).

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  • Krop is fine though I guess it depends what you are trying to accomplish. If you’re creating a portfolio website and don’t mind building your site around a very fixed template (meaning you aren’t too web savvy) then I think it works well as a standard CMS. I personally think Squarespace is the best option though. There are a lot of templates to choose from and a lot more room for customization. I personally am using Krop out of laziness and because it isn’t very common. I created my Krop site a few years ago, before Squarespace was big, so it has been easier for me to just update my current site as opposed to starting again.

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  • Krop is just ok. It would be more user friendly if I were just using it for photos. It’s not user friendly for video, and uploading a link to a video to properly match the clicked thumbnail (and still showcase the right opening image) is more difficult than it should be. I chose it because it has I can adjust the design of the page from a drop down and have it automatically reformat the page to a new format. After I set it up, I realized that only one or two format choices are good for video. The rest are better suited to still photography. I do recommend Krop, but only for still photo. It was very easy to hook it up with my own domain, it’s easy to make it always look fresh/different, and I think if you didn’t force it to talk to YouTube, you’d have a much better time than I did.

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  • Honestly, no. I recommended it for years to friends, but now something has changed and I can't use it as I expected, there is something on the panel that is not working properly. The assistance team gave me 1 year of free subscription, but the problem is not resolved. And I am not using anymore. In the meantime I discovered Portfoliobox (www.portfoliobox.net) and I am totally satisfied, I recommend it to everybody. I am using it for some exhibitions I organize in Paris: www.imagenation.fr but I have no time to transfer my personal website on Portfoliobox, so my website is still on Krop, also if I am not satisfied :)

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  • I like it. The only minor problem is that it only allows you to upload 10 images for free or else you have to pay. I just use what I can for free. I like the site cause it looks professional and it is easy to use. They have changed their format once since I created the site. I've used the site since 2013 I think.

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  • I made my site on Krop years ago. It has good looking templates for displaying design work. That worked for me because I work in advertising. Since then there have been so many sites to pop up. I can't compare to the other ones but I like krop. It is easy to update/maitain and it looks good.

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  • Definitely I would recommend Krop for website. It's easy to building and integrate. The only caveat is they need to create more template styles. I haven't seen anything new and cool from them to make me change my layout for my site.

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  • I do recommend it. I've been using it in conjunction with go daddy for 6 years now and have no complaints. If you're an artist then it's pretty perfect with the templates they provide for how you desire to display your work. It gives you the option of how you want your mobile and desktop website versions to look.

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  • Easy to use, lots of templates, best feature for me is it archives pieces you upload but don’t feature so you can easily customize what is showing or not showing without reuploading the work.

    Also can sync to Dropbox with your uploaded files.

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  • Krop has worked great for what I need. The coolest thing is that you can transfer your whole site seamlessly from theme to theme without having to rearrange anything. The responsive layout is an important factor. Scrolling can be a bit of a challenge on desktop since the site moves horizontally as well as vertically and you can get stuck" scrolling down the page. I can say that not much of the UX has changed since I signed up. However, it has always been relatively glitch free.

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  • I recommend it. For $99/yr, it's been nice. The only thing I don't like about it is that by Google rankings aren't very high. There doesn't seem to be a good way to include very much text for Google to index.

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  • I think Krop is great. I started out trying to use Squarespace because I wanted to have the option to sell some prints. With there store concept. I worked it for a few days and it was just frustrating. I found Krop and built the site in a day and had it up. I had a few issues with the look of my Videos which was not how I wanted them to look. I've had numerous times where I wanted my site to look a certain way. I would write to Krop and they always got back to me and helped me work out the issues. What I liked about them is that Krop was started by photogs and artists who understood the needs for easy access and constant updating. I have changed the format of my site a couple of times and it is so easy to switch or even switch back to the original palette They have been great.

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  • I’ve been using it for a while now, and am generally quite happy with it. The customisation of different themes could be a bit easier, but that’s about all negative I have to say for it.

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  • I would recommend it, I really like their layout. I’ve also used square space. They both are user-friendly just some minor differences when you get into the interface.

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  • It was great for a bit but as soon as my year is up I’m jumping ship to square space. It’s half the price and comes with two email accounts.

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  • i'm using Krop. Its ok. I wouldn't recommend it tho if you have the ability to design something decent and put it up on your own system. I would recommend this if you are lazy.

    The designs are so masculine, its beyond my comprehension, but again, i'm lazy and just need something I don't have to think about. I just wanna shoot, i don't want to think about the back end.

    Its meh... in my opinion. I'd like something new, but its expensive and its a commitment.

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  • 1. Templates are easy to use but I do not find them very interesting or the best way to showcase photography. 2. Uploading images is slow. 3. Customizing is limited but easy to do. 4. Mobile apps are not similar to computer view and not very good. 5. Krop allows a lot of photos and portfolios for an inexpensive monthly fee that can be cancelled at any time. 6. Support is good and quick

    I have been wanting to change but when I moved from LiveBooks to Krop it took me a very long time to find another host. 22 Slides looks like a good prospect so I am going to try it. I also noticed that they work with Hover which is the same company I register my domain name with.

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  • I use Krop for my portfolio website. I think it's easy to maintain and update but I think it's limited in it's capabilities in terms of layout and user interface. They may have added more or change things since I initially set up my website but I've actually been thinking about switching to a platform I'm more familiar with like Squarespace. Initially I was drawn to the idea that Krop would have your resume and it would be more of a network to find jobs and other designers (like Behance or Dribbble) but I have rarely used that feature.

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  • I think it’s good, easy, but not great. I honestly need to move off of it for another platform, probably Wix.

    I overall believe it’s just not great for campaigns for advertising.

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  • I'm using Krop.

    It's got a simple backend and has the visual display I was after. I would recommend it to those who just need to display their work, not if you need your site to do anything facing the client.

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  • I would recommend Krop - I think their service is great and affordable. You can customize the Wordpress application with your own content, they continually update their templates to offer a range of miminal styles that put the focus on the content and most templates are responsive. So, your website displays content on mobile in a clean and presentable mode.

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  • I would recommend krop.

    I have used it for ages and haven’t found the need to use anything else just yet. I have tried a few other similar things and then decided against using them further. It is pretty easy to sign up to krop and test it to see why it is appealing before canceling if you don’t like it. I would have given it a try, liked what it can do, then every now and then something new would be added and I’d feel like it was worth continuing to use it.

    Support is very helpful if you ever spot a bug in a theme or have a question.

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  • I totally recommend this website, you juste have to choose a template, then upload your files. There’s some settings to custom colors, types...very simple to use and it rocks ! And not too expansive, less than 100€ per year...

    P.S: sorry for my english, I’m french ;)

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  • I’m definitely an avid user or Krop. I’ve been using the platform for about 3 or 4 years now. I’d definitely recommend it to both beginner and advanced portfolio users.

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  • I've liked it a lot, but will update to custom made ones in next 1-2 years when I have time to build a new portfolio with more features.

    It is very easy to use, and works quickly. Good value for money.

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  • I have been using krop for a little while now, I think 5 years. So far I have had all good experiences from it. For what I do its easy and simple to use and pretty low maintenance.

    Most of my portfolio interest and query's still come in from websites like Artstation and Deviant-art But i like just having my on site on the side.

    I would recommend it

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  • I highly recommend it honestly. I've been using them for years, never had an issue whatsoever. It's super easy, tons of templates to choose from, very inexpensive and really quick to update!

    Nobody I talk to ever seems to know about Krop but I am so glad I found them when I did!

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  • i am using since several year, and I would definitely recommend it!!!

    Cheap, easy to use, easy to mantain and most of that, easy to update/change style!!!

    A+++ for me

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  • Krop is great for someone who wants a basic, few frills website.

    It is very limited in regards to how much type you can use in different sections. It is not very intuitive to navigate when building or updating your site. And it doesn’t use your vanity url when people are on the site.

    All that said, for $99 a year it’s fine.

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  • It’s great for Krop and for having a website in general but I can to a lot to the back end to get my search results higher in google the design option and usability are great along with the price.

    if you are in the US I would recommend it really found it comes down to how much traffic you are looking for, I just wanted to send people to my site so it works for me, but if you are looking for people to find your site it might not be the best way to go as Krop controls the back-end!

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  • I think it was great about 5 years ago when I started the service. It was a simple clean template I can plug and chug in. But now with sites like Wix and Square space, I would prefer the customization and ability to design you get from those.

    If you're looking to do almost no website building and just upload images, I would recommend it. They also have a great back up system so you feel good knowing your work is out there somewhere in the event it gets lost.

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  • Actually JUST transitioned to wix.com and will be closing my krop.com account shortly. Krop served me well enough, I'm not sure I got any traffic from it directly except maybe you! But the mobile version never seemed to look good and the gallery templates were limited, plus adding additional pages always seemed really clunky. If you don't need anything besides a portfolio and are maybe in a different market than children's book illustration, maybe Krop is great? Or maybe I just didn't know where to look to get more out of it.

    I'm NOT a web designer and have found wix.com to be pretty stellar so far, going from the wix ADI to the non-ADI customizable version. I still have a lot to learn, but I think their help section and their info on integrating with Pinterest/ConvertKit/etc is what I need going forward. So I'm hopeful I can make my site there work good/look good and reach the various audience niches I'm trying to at a price point I can handle.

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  • I am switching to Squarespace or potentially Adobe’s new portfolio system come April.

    I might recommend Krop.com for anyone as it’s a decent place to start but it isn’t perfect for photographers and Krop’s selling point of having a database of professionals to hire hasn’t helped me at all, to my knowledge. You’re the first person to ever message me directly because of it lol.

    I love their designs to a point but they’ve run their useful life for me personally.

    Still looking for the right solution of minimalistic, aesthetically perfect, and absolutely blazing fast load time of high quality, high fidelity imagery.

    Getting increasingly upset at the lack of options for hosting/displaying video at high quality as everything and everyone compresses the crap out of what looks amazing on the computer but looks like a guy from Minecraft filmed it.

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  • I love it! I've been using it for years. It's easy to upload new images, change up the layout, and update my resume'

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  • easy to use- simple clean design- easy to update(which I really need to update 4 years of work) and not too expensive- I haven't seen squarespace so I'm not sure how it differs-

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  • It works perfectly fine for me. Easy to use. Nice simple template. I didn't need a lot of bells and whistles. Its a personal site.

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  • I would definitely recommend it.

    Simple tasteful templates and easy to use.

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  • I am actually in the process of redoing my portfolio and have looked at square space and Wix. I don't feel like Krop gives you many options for design and looks rather plain.

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  • I would recommend Krop.

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  • Yes, it’s great

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  • I do recommend it to people.

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  • I recommend it absolutely is very good visually and easy to use,

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  • i use Krop and do recommend it. It's user friendly:)

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  • I’m using krop and would recommend it! look how easy it’s for you to find my portfolio, brings quite a good amount of work enquires.

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  • I think it is not perfect but good.

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  • I can recommendedl, I’m very happy with crop and its very easy to use

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  • I highly recommend, easy to operate.

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  • it does the trick for me. reasonable price and a few dif looks, easy to upload and maintain, so yes a recommend for a portfolio site...

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  • I was using Krop, but just recently switched over to a more custom site using Wix.com. Krop was a good solution for me for awhile, but I needed something with more flexibility and more user-friendly.

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  • I do really like it. You can have different layouts and fonts and page colors and everything! I do recommend it! :)

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  • Krop is great I never have any issues with them.

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  • YES! They are brilliant, simple interface and really helpful customer services too.

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  • Yes its good :) i am happy

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  • I would. I think the presentation of the work is really good (at least in the template I'm using, some of the other Krop ones are *awful* though!). It's really easy to set up & the help team respond fairly quickly if you need them. It's also pretty cheap!

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  • I would recommend it

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  • I love KROP! So yes recommend!

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  • Yes, very easy to use!

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  • I would recommend it.

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  • My website is painfully out of date and hasn’t been updated in over 4 years so I’m not sure if I’m the best person to get an opinion on it. I don’t really love Krop but in all honesty, I haven’t really looked into their new offerings.

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  • Its OK. Very easy to use. I think they need some new templates. Im kinda tired of the options. It works OK.

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  • Not for writers. Seems like more for visual presentations.

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  • yes. It’s easy to use and looks professional. :)

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  • I like it. They keep getting better. It's a touch expensive compared to some other options but it's more customizable than a lot of others.

    It's a lot more versatile than it used to be. I'm happy with it.

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  • do like Krop - while it isn’t as fancy as SquareSpace or WordPress it’s great for quick display of work in a format that is easy for clients to review which is what I want - a.

    plus it’s cheap - I could build my own portfolio website (I have a couple of times) but this is just simple and easy to do -

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  • I found it very useful to organize and show my portfolio. It’s a very simple and I love the way my photos looks.

    Definitely I would recommend it.

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  • It's not bad. Seen from the visitors' side, it works quite well as a portfolio.

    But my POV as a user is a different thing entirely. The user interface is too complex. Too many clicks are needed to change any content, you need to save changes once you've changed anything, etc. Not as easy as it could be.

    Not bad though, I've seen worst and I like the different themes.

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  • absolutely! I love my site.

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  • Yes, it's really good. We are satisfied. :)

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  • I love it. It's super easy and looks great.

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  • I can recommend it.

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  • Krop works for my portfolio needs just fine, and yes I could recommend it.

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  • The designs look very and they are very simple to setup. I would recommend it. I wish it was more customizable as there are some things I don't like at all.

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  • its ok for a portfolio if you expect for something else don’t use Krop Just a link to send the costumers

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  • Yes definitely. It’s a great way to advertize your work...

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  • I am using Krop for my website. I'm a 3D Artist and use it to showcase my work. I have been on it since the start and can honestly say I am 100% happy with it and would recommend it for it's ease of use and choice of templates.

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  • I’ve retired and use Krop as a conversation item now. I forget how I ran across it, but I’ve been happy with the free version and (when I used it) the paid one.

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  • I would definitely recommend Krop.I have not used any other portfolio builders so I can't compare it to others.I will say that Krop is very user friendly and easy to navigate. It has several template options and its easy to change them out (basically the click of a button).It has several customization options available if you want. You can easily link your Krop site to your social media sites if you want to. It's also affordable. I just use the most basic package.

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  • Yes - definitely. It’s very easy to use and the community appears to have good reach.

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  • I like it just as much as Squarespace. I have both (one for design, one for photo) and both are great for entry level website builders.

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  • Very impressed with Krop. Easy to use, looks good, good price, would definitely recommend and have done so.

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  • I haven't updated my portfolio in several years because I've moved into a different area of work, but yes, I was happy with it when I was using it, I chose it for the clean and minimalist design options and it was easy to use.

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  • I like it. Serves my purpose.

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  • I’ve been using Krop for years. They supply an easy to use interface that’s great for a simple portfolio. However, I’m looking at Wix for my next overhaul as it’s more customizable. So I’d recommend both but for different needs.

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  • I’ve been happy with Krop. However, I recently heard about a new publishing tool called Brandcast.com. It allows designers to build webpage code just like they could in photoshop.

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  • The site is easy to use, but there is only little space for text and then only at the intro. Was no problem for me; I simply used images (of text) for the other parts where I needed to use text.

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  • I would recommend Krop. It works well and is easy to use/maintain. I let my work be the creative part of my website and it helps me display what I’ve done.

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  • I would recommend it although there are some restrictions which prove frustrating, you cant change the type and colour within a setting.

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  • That’s correct and I’m really happy about the simplicity and style of Krop so far. Been with them for a few years. Have also gotten quick responses and good help from them in the past.

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  • I use Krop and yes I reccommend. Not perfect but pretty easy to use and works well on desktop and mobile.

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  • I searched long and hard to find what I wanted for an online portfolio. I love the look of my site. However I haven’t worked the promotion side of it.

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  • i like it. but you cant showcase prototyping which is a drawback. but ive been using it for 10 years and it always lands me jobs haha.

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  • I’m using krop since 2015 and it’s pretty good. Nice looking, easy to use and you can make changes on the fly. Impressive. I tried other services before krop but this is the best for what I need.

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  • yeah, I'd recommend. It was super easy to set up and when I went premium, I started working a lot!

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  • It’s pretty good and affordable, but it is basic though now they have opened up the whole html code so you can do anything you want. Go for it, within an hour you’ll know if it’s rigjt for you.

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  • Krop is great because simple and beautiful. But I switched to format, more powerful ;)

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  • I would highly recommend using Krop. I've been using it for over a year and it's great! Much better than Format, Square Space and other similar services.

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  • I would recommend Krop. Very simple to use, cheap, and they have a good amount of clean designs that you can pick from for your theme.

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  • I would definitely recommend it, there are plenty of stylish themes and it requires no coding. It's 9.99/month and they gave me a free domain re-route.

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