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My Portfolio 50 Reviews From Real-Life My Portfolio Users

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Published Nov 14 2018 · #11 of 16 in Photography Website Builders.

  • The site is solid I just wish it had more templates but it absolutely gets the job done and serves as a nice platform as opposed to using something like Squarespace which I found from using it for a couples years tended to overcomplicate the process.

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  • I think it’s fine, but not perfect. I used Adobe Muse for the previous two iterations of my site, and used Dreamweaver for every iteration before that (going back to about 2000), and this was by far the easiest process. The responsive design elements were especially easy, in that I didn’t have to think about them at all. I would still prefer a little more customizability (like being able to add pages that don’t link to the main page, etc.), and more templates, but in general, I’m pleased with it. It will also be very easy to update. I don’t really have any serious complaints.

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  • I would personally recommend it. The user interface is really well done, it is quite intuitive I've figured out how to build and edit it pretty quick with little to no frustrations. The only thing I'd like is that there'd be more options in website templates which you build your portfolio on.

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  • I use My Portfolio the free service from Adobe that comes with my annual subscription to Creative Cloud. I highly recommend the service as it's both simple to setup and use, provides a decent amount of flexibility and template options to get started. The ability to sync to Behance is also a positive though some improvement is needed in that area to better replicate the layout you have on the web.

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  • we primarily use Adobe portfolio and Square space, they are not particularly elegant when you have a lot of images you need to present but they work well. Biggest dislike is the reply always defaults to Adobe not the person making the enquiry. But the contact page is OK, people seem more inclined to respond when you have that. Zero problems with down time unlike Godaddy

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  • I would certainly recommend it to beginners and people that want to make a site with no maintenance.

    I spent years creating websites before I became an animator and was a hosting reseller but I moved my personal site to Portfolio because it is so easy.

    The downside is being database driven takes a while for new users to realize how much can be modified. The templates are just a starting point.

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  • I am indeed using Adobe portfolio. Overall I'm pretty pleased with it. Its basic, but very quick to make a site and add galleries. I switched from a manually coded site which took a lot longer to work with. Only downside of course is that your portfolio site is tied to your Adobe CC subscription. if I ever stop that, then my site is gone...

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  • I would definitely recommend it. It was really quick and easy to set up a portfolio. I was pushed on time for applying for an internship and had to get something professional and good in a short amount of time. I especially like it since I could use my own domain.

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  • I am using My Portfolio for my website. For what I do, it's great. All I wanted was a simple to maintain website that showcased my photographs and provided a bit of information and that's exactly what it does. If that's all that people require, then yes, it's perfect. Anything much beyond that and people will struggle with its limitations.

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  • I was looking for a solution to throw together a portfolio website that is presentable. I'd recommend this as a start since it is included with Adobe CC memberships, but I'm not planning on staying with it since the customization level isn't exactly where I'd like for it to be. Squarespace is a stronger platform which I'm planning on switching over to.

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  • I can recommend it for someone who needs a really easy interface for putting up a portfolio site in short time. It is however quite limited so I would hesitate to recomment it to those who have need for much of custom functionality/design and finetuning detail.

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  • For me Adobe platform is perfect. It's simple to change, update and follow in case u aren't a professional web designer.

    For me it was really a good thing. Than, by having the Adobe Creative Cloud this service is totally free so its great. I love it.

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  • i use my portfolio (or also called adobe portfolio) - i tried out some others in the past because im not really into programming websites, and this ready to go platforms are quite nice for me. must say im really comfortable with this one, really easy to use, and easy to change things or update the portfolio. it makes also sense because i use the adobe creative cloud and that portfolio builder is directly included. so all in all i would definitely recommend it :)

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  • I'm using Adobe My Portfolio builder for my projects because of easy integration with my Behance account. Actually this is the main advantage personally for me. So I can surely recommend it :)

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  • I would recommend the My Portfolio platform for portfolio websites. It is easy to edit, linked with Behance and it offers a decent" amount of customization.

    Don't get me wrong, if you are after Wordpress / Joomla type of a website then obviously its not going to work but for Photographers, 2D / 3D artists it kind of does a good job.

    The themes are clean and to the point and you can edit them as well - to an extent that is.

    So yeah, since its "free" if you have Adobe CC I'd definitely recommend it for simple portfolio websites.

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  • I do recommend Adobe Portfolio regularly. I originally started with Behance Prosite, which Adobe acquired and phased out, but Adobe Portfolio is a strong evolution of the Prosite system I already loved.

    As a writer, I get a lot of compliments how my portfolio is structured and for how graphic it is—largely due to Behance and Adobe being more design focused.

    Behance is still a useful CMS for keeping my portfolio organized and up-to-date.

    As an Adobe Portfolio user I'm very pleased.

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  • I'm using Portfolio website mainly because it is linked with my Behance account. Thus I only setup my project presentation once for my the two websites. That aspect made me chose Portfolio among others, but I didn't actually searched for other options : I just took the fastest way to publish my projects. I have to say that it's quite simple to setup, even if I found out that some options were limited sometimes. The main concerne I have is the lack of options not directly related to pictures portfolio. For example, it is impossible to add a RSS with news related to your work on your homepage. Apart from the comments under each project, it is impossible to interact with your followers directly on the website. Other concern : you can add personalized" pages (like a shop or else), but you start with a blank page without any options neither already-made elements. So you subscribe for a website generator who aim to help you building your page, but you only have the options to subscribe on another website for your shop, your chat, etc,... and then add an embedded code. This could be done without Portfolio the exact same way. So if I had to summarize : it's very fast and convenient if you have a successful Behance and you just need a portfolio without interaction, shopping cart,.. for any other case, pick another!

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  • I would recommend only to some people. There are quite a few limitations though, so for someone who wants to customize a bit I would not recommend. For instance, I want to add a button to link to live websites or process pages, but you can't add buttons wherever you like. It's definitely geared towards someone who wants a very standard portfolio site that's clean, functional, and responsive but knowing that you're site will look like every other portfolio site out there. I already pay for creative cloud and it comes included with that so it's financially friendly. But if you want to do anything outside of a basic portfolio site, I would look elsewhere.

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  • I am very happy with the My Portfolio website.

    After a couple of days of searching how everything works :) but it's very easy now. You can adjust about anything you want . Very easy to change the layout , 7 layouts ( hope for more )

    Those are especcialy desinged for photographers...

    You pay around 12 dollar a month , than you have Lightroom CC , Photoshop CC and My Portfolio…i think it's a fair deal.

    I would certainly recommend My Portfolio.

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  • The first reason why I use My Portfolio is because it is for free for the users who pay for Adobe Creative Suite.

    And the second reason is because I had many portfolio content already on my Behance account when I was considering to select a website builder. I was lazy to build everything again and, as you know, Adobe My Portfolio is originally from Behance Prosite, so I was able to import easily what I already built on Behance.

    If anyone, who is not like me with those two reasons, is considering to move on My Portfolio, I recommend to think some other builders.

    Here is a brief history of my website. This might help you to understand about the background of my website and how I settled down on My Portfolio (for now).

    For about 15 years, I used my personal server at home or other hosting services and I built my website on it with my own design and code without a builder. And I switched my website to a website builder (is called SimplyBuilt) 6 years ago because there were too many efforts to update content and I was really lazy to change all designs with modern technology with many portfolio content. And also I saw many possibilities on website builders. For the 6 years, I have had tried various builders, including Squarespace, Behance Portfolio, Wix, Weebly and SimplyBuilt. None of them gave me satisfaction. If anyone who doesn’t have design sense will suffer to build a good website on those builders. It seems some are getting better but he/she will need a designer eventually for properly good looking website.

    A year ago, I moved my website again on My Portfolio since SimplyBuilt has been shut down. Adobe My Portfolio gave me many awkward moments while building and showed me bad results in design wise, but I tried (am still trying) to adapt to it and tried to bring the best result within various limitations.

    So, again, in my experience, there are only two reasons to use Adobe My Portfolio: 1. If you can use it for free. 2. If you already have many portfolio content on Behance. Then My Portfolio is worth to try. If not, I don’t recommend My Portfolio. It seems it has good potential on managing content but I believe there is a better option than My Portfolio these days. My Portfolio didn’t evolve much since it was Behance Prosite 10 years ago. And I can’t feel Adobe has a willing to evolve it as I watch it for several years and use it now.

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  • I am currently using the Adobe Portfolio product for my design work. I do think it is a nice basic portfolio website builder - but it does not give you the same amount of control and SEO juice that a standard html or Wordpress site would.

    It has served it’s purpose well up to now - but honestly I am currently working on a custom html version and will be transitioning off the system in the next year.

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  • Each platform out there meets the needs of certain people, I don't think everything works for everyone. I advise you try it out and see for your self. The main reason I use my portfolio is because it is very customizable, easy to use and most importantly it is owned by Adobe and therefore has great integration with Behance.com which saved my the time by having to re-upload to two different websites.

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  • My Portfolio is great since it’s free with an Adobe subscription.

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  • I am using My Portfolio and definitely I will recommend it to others. For me it was convenieit to use it because it comes with the Creative Cloud package, but I think if someone doesn’t have that, than maybe there are some other good options out there.

    I like that you can have different options as well when it comes to publishing, so not all projects connected to Behance will show.

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  • I really like it actually. I switched over from Squarespace which I thought was overpriced.

    My main complaint actually has to do with the contact form, when I receive an email though the site, the reply section is set to adobe, rather than the original sender, so I need to manually swap it, otherwise my email response goes into limbo.

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  • It does the job for me as I only need a portfolio website, plus it’s effectively free as I have to pay for the Adobe subscription anyway in order to do my job as a freelance designer. It’s obviously very easy to use (as all services of this type tend to be) and up-time is 100%, it’s never gone down for a second.

    A no-brainer if you’re a user of other Adobe applications.

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  • I have been using Portfolio for about two years now, the first just messing with it, but in the last year I took down my built-from-the-ground site and populated Portfolio. I think as long as you don’t want anything with all the bells and whistles but just a means to show your photographs/designs etc. it’s OK.

    I have a background in IT and I would say that it’s not the most user-friendly platform out there for people who are perhaps building their first website for their photographs. It has some quirky ways that are built into its control. But it does what I want and as a front end for my work I think it is OK.

    The development of Portfolio seems to be left down to a small group in Adobe who probably see it as a side project. As a result updates and improvements take a long time to come through. The downside to that is that it may seem to users that Portfolio is unsupported to a large degree and they could move on.

    Would I buy it if it wasn’t part of Creative Cloud – probably not.

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  • I have tried various platforms in the past. You name it I tried it :) from photo deck to Wordpress lol

    In terms of simplicity adobe portfolio might be coming close to top 10.

    Wordpress for me was the one I had more control of. Every platform seems to have some form of investment to be made. I do have a friend who uses tumblr to the day and satisfied with it ( and it’s free aside from domain he pays for and forwards ( dns ) to his tumblr.

    I think “pros” of using adobe is that it is connected to Behance ( which is free ) - giving you potential exposure to the industry you are in as a creative, just like using Wordpress gives you a way to seemlesly have more organic traffic if you blog, Wordpress being the oldest blogging system and all.

    Adobe is still quite limited and the backside of it isn’t finessed to the t.

    Another one of the “pros” is that hypothetically integration with Lightroom is easy but it takes a few tries to do it right and integration with Lightroom cc or Lightroom classic web aren’t so good if you have slow internet. It also limits the amount of images you can post in one gallery ( let’s say you wanted to post 101 pictures as a gallery - it won’t let you. Yes I know it’s a lot hence comes second hurdle there isn’t a way to manipulate what size images you are syncing with your Lightroom - adobe portfolio unless you export manually from Lightroom to album on your hard drive or external device and then upload to adobe portfolio, defeating the purpose of having online Lightroom web album you can seamlessly add or remove pictures from that would update on your adobe automatically.

    Another shortcoming adobe haven’t addressed to, you can actually see the issue if you just scroll down and see your message to me, when you send it to me the “reply” button I hit would render sending my response to automated address of adobe portfolio system - not to you, so I have to manually copy paste your address in order to respond to you. I contacted adobe and they confirmed this is how it is going to be working for the time being.

    Another issue is when you are adding pages ( and oh boy they renamed galleries and pages and it is a bit confusing to understand what is what in order to avoid confusion while managing site ), so if you haven’t published a page yet to be viewed online ( and why would you if you want to make website look and function well first before making it “live” ) you can’t connect create internal website text converting it to a link, unless that page you linking to is live. For example I was editing the “how it works” and wanted to reference it via link from contact page, nope can’t do until I publish the “how to” to be visible. So essentially there are will be times when visitors to your site will see some confusing half edited bits because of that. It seems it will be the problem even if you just create a landing page in hopes to work on website for a week before launching it.

    So adobe portfolio is basic more or less with a bit of a learning curve of how it works editing etc on a backend.

    Bottom line I suppose any platform either good or bad or in between depending on the purpose and functionality of your platform you wish to have now and in the future. To this day maybe selfhosted Wordpress is the the most able to adapt whether you want to add any type of functionality to your portfolio later or not.

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  • I would recommend Adobe portfolios for building a website. The down side is there are limited options for templates and probably only good for artists though that is what it was built for.

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  • I'd recommend Adobe Portfolio if you're already paying for Adobe CC (which is my case). I'm rather satisfied with the templates, customization options, usability and the ability to connect with Behance. However don't know if I'd be paying it alone, I've used other options before as Wordpress or Square space.

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  • I've actually built my individual portfolio items/projects through Behance. I then bought a custom domain name and made my finished portfolio" using myportfolio.com. I chose myportfolio.com primarily because I have Adobe Creative Cloud and it was available with my subscription.

    As far as importing my projects from Behance goes, that process is fairly simple. I do wish my projects showed up exactly as they appear on Behance, but the difference isn't all that significant.

    I don't know how one goes about creating a portfolio solely within myportfolio.com, but the integration of the site with Behance worked pretty well for me.

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with my whole experience. For those who already have work displayed on Behance, but want a more "finished" looking website, this would be a very attractive option. There is very little additional work required to get those projects organized and ready to display on myportfolio.com.

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  • I would recommend My Portfolio to people who have Creative Cloud since it's free with the membership. I'm not sure if you can purchase it outside of this, but if you can I would definitely go with something like Squarespace instead. As a free option (kinda) it works great. It links up to Behance which makes posting projects in both places convenient and it's quite simple to set up. Not a lot of flexibility but still a solid option for portfolios since they typically don't need an extensive amount of customization.

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  • I'd recommend it *100%* -- If you're a designer & use Adobe's products it's *free *for you [*Portfolio is free and included with a Creative Cloud subscription*] which makes it the best option IMO.

    + It's super easy to use & offers identical options / templates compared to sites like Wix or Squarespace ('*for free'*).

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  • I do enjoy working with Adobe Portfolio quite a bit actually. It's simple and easy use. Would definitely recommend.

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  • I would recommend this site over other similar ones, especially if you pay monthly for creative cloud because it comes with it.

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  • I would recommend theme that i'm currently using. One of the key factor I really like about it is the grid layout, it's very visual focus at a glance.

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  • I absolutely recommand it. It's awesome.

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  • we like it :) It has been the easiest and cleanest website tool that I have used thus far

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  • I could recommend it. You aren't able to customize all of it. But honestly, who cares? Possible clients want to see your work. Also it is fast and easy. I could update the page in no time. Even faster than with WordPress.

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  • I do recommend it

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  • i am indeed using Adobe portfolio and would definitely recommend it if you’re using your website as a showcase (like i am). Because it’s synced with Behance i only need to build my cases once and they appear on both platforms.

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  • I recommend it! Is really easy to use, it has well designed templates to start and is highly customizable.

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  • I am using My Portfolio and I would recommend it. It's very fast to build and update a website, especially it links with behance.

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  • I use My Portfolio and would definitely recommend it for creatives. It's very quick and easy to build / update (A lot quicker than squarespace) and I really like how it is linked to your behance portfolio so you don't have to update twice.

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  • Till now I am very happy since it is quite easy to use. I had to give up my wordpress site that I had before because a lot of heavy cyber attacks. I hope this will not happen with Adobe Portfolio.

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  • I really like so much the Adobe Portfolio. It's very practical and simple to use. I'm website developer too, but how i use Behance, to have an integrated website make a difference :)

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  • I use the adobe portfolio setup through Behance and it works perfect for me.

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  • it's good for a basically free solution, if your signed up for Creative Suite you may as well use it as it's a ultimately a managed server that doesn't require server maintenance and doesn't break when google updates their browsers tec.

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  • I will recommend it, it's easy to use. quite intuitive.

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  • I use My Portfolio from Adobe and I like it, I think I can recommend it. The process of working is similar to the Behance. Could be better on the process of some small things like the edition of text and in the reorder images.

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