If you are an artist, designer, photographer or just wanting to showcase your portfolio work,
the website builders below can help you do that and grow your followers / fan base.
 Website Features – Refers to the number, and quality of, features offered by each portfolio website builder. Some website builders have app stores that allow you to integrate third party tools and features and how easy these are to integrate with your website has also been tested. Higher scores will be rewarded to website builders that are more flexible and have more inbuilt features.
 Design Flexibility – This score incorporates everything a portfolio website builder allows you to do that is design focused. How many themes (or templates) it offers you and across what industries, what its themes look like and how easy they are for you (and others) to navigate, how much you’re able to customize and edit them, and whether it offers a mobile editor.
 Value for Money – This is taken as a ‘value for money’ score. We looked at the average price of the website builders’ plans from the highest to the lowest they offered. It also includes whether the builder has a free plan or trial and how many features are given to you in each pricing bracket. Please read our detailed review for each website builder for further details. We also have more discussions about the cost of building a website here.
For support, we analysed each builder’s security. How well does it keep your site safe? Does it include an SSL certificate, automatic backups and a restore option?
 Customer Score – As part of our research, we conduct user testing where we get everyday people, like you, to use each website builder and give us some feedback about what they think of it and whether they’d recommend it to others. This data is then combined with a website builder’s value for money to give an overall customer score.
Portfolio Website Builders Round-up
Squarespace’s eye-catching, beautiful mobile responsive themes are ideal for you to build your portfolio website (artists, designers, etc). Their design offerings are high-end and can help showcase your creative work and grow your followers / fan base. Visual presentation is so important, and Squarespace’s design templates have you covered.
Weebly is probably the easiest section based website builder. If you want to showcase your portfolio without having the hassle of spending too much time on the website, Weebly can help you. Use Weebly together with one of their free templates to start growing your following!
Wix has a broad range of templates that are catered to arts, design, photography (basically any type of creative portfolio you want to showcase). Their drag & drop interface is easy to use, you can spend less time worrying about technical aspects of building a website, & more time focusing on your craft. Support includes phone, email, forum, & a comprehensive help library.
Site123 is a pretty basic website builder that uses Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI) to make a portfolio website for you, based on the information you give it. It has a range of portfolio templates, from photography to music, although these aren’t as stylish as Squarespace’s. Site123 is great for beginners, and its help and support is one of the best in the industry.