Suggestion on where to start a website

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by tinamarie_reid, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Hello and beforehand thank you for help......

    I am looking to start a website where I can display my pictures for sale (portfilio style) and where I can show clients their pics which iwill
    be password protected (they will get a password to see the pictures for an event then beable to chose ones they can purchase. Can
    someone suggest a site that can do those functions? Thanks again for all of the help.
  2. Smugmug or Zenfolio are good candidates.
  3. Wow I actually have never seen this article and I must say that I'm impressed. I was aware of flickr and Zenfolio, but there are some incredible sites on this list.
    Which ones do you guys use and what are your experiences?
  4. Hi Tinamarie, most of the online portfolio services mentioned in Mike's first link are a little bit more for sharing photos as well as being a place to store your images, although some do have a selling facility bolted on. They don't always look super professional either, or offer a fully functioning website as well as the portfolio element.
    But the first 2 mentioned - Zenfolio and Photoshelter - offer the lot. They combine your website and online ordering and viewing service, and in some cases incorporate a blog too. Another one to check out is
    I really like The website templates look excellent, the absolute top package is only $250/year which also allows you to integrate your workflow with a selection of pro photo labs too, and storage is unlimited.
  5. I have used both Zenfolio and Smugmug. Currently use Zenfolio. Either would be a good choice.
  6. I just wanted a simple cheap website. I choose to create my own site to save money. Most webhosting sites have tools to make simple portfolio sites. I use It has pretty good templates that are good for portfolios. But there are other cheap places as well. Don't feel that you need to use an Art specific host, you'll usually pay extra.
  7. Tinmarie, if you don't mind a little extra work then is a super professional website that does what you want, the are also a lot cheaper than photoshelter. Photoshelter offers you tremendous support and tutorials on all aspects of selling and search engine techniques, photography tutorials and more, clikpic does not do any thing like this which is why it is cheaper. But I have used clikpic and they are excellent and trustworthy, excellent support for constructing the website and a two week free trial nothing diminished. This is my twopenneth for what it's worth. Success.
  8. To answer tinamarie's and Ben's question -- I have had a good experience with zenfolio.

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