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anyone use Indexhibit ?

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I've been trying to get around to building a portfolio site, and I've been looking at Indexhibit for it. I couldn't really get into the online demo so I need to wait until I get my hosting before I give it a go. I know there are a few people out there using it and they like it.

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Yeah, I've seen several people using it - some high profile mographers, others not. I liked the simplicity of it's aesthetics at first, but if you scour the web and look at a lot of portfolio sites, you can tell which ones use the service - I don't really like that (for me, at least).

 

The setup is pretty straightforward - the more work you put into it, the more individualistic it will appear.

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If you just don't want to write code, you could try Freeway by Softpress. http://www.softpress.com/

It's not as sophisticated as Dreamweaver - it works more like a page layout app. The upside is that it is cheap and easy to use and outputs stuff that looks consistent in most browsers, which is a concern for a portfolio site.

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Seems rather weak to me, from the participant examples I skimmed through. Try looking into Joomla, which is also free and open-source. Yootheme has some good templates if you don't know web design that well.

 

Joomla is a bit OTT for a portfolio site (and quite bloated from a codebase POV). If you want to go the CMS route (and know really nothing about web design), I'd look at CMS Made Simple - http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/ Has a bunch of 'so-so' templates already available; and is pretty easy to theme as far as CMS's go

 

If you want the benefits of a content management system, with the ease of straight xHTML programming I'd say look at MODx - http://www.modxcms.com

 

Of course design for the web has its own set of caveats that differ from motion and print, but most of it isn't terribly difficult to pick up on once you understand the basic structure/hierarchy of how pages work.

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I use Indexhibit as I'm not a big html coder and don't want to bother too much. I like the simplicity and the fact that everything is easy to find on the page, compared to more sophisticated pages in wich the game is guessing where the link to the demo is. It's also quite easy to update and the people on the forum are really helpful.

 

 

My site, still unfinished : http://www.m2lprod.com/

I modified the css a bit and added some html code I found on the net.

 

A friend who showed me indexhibit : http://www.baptiste-ferrier.fr/

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I use Indexhibit as I'm not a big html coder and don't want to bother too much. I like the simplicity and the fact that everything is easy to find on the page, compared to more sophisticated pages in wich the game is guessing where the link to the demo is. It's also quite easy to update and the people on the forum are really helpful.

 

A friend who showed me indexhibit : http://www.baptiste-ferrier.fr/

 

agreed. i did have a flash site, and now i have grown to hate flash so much. the simplicity to update is indexibit unbelievable, the one down side is when you start to modify things unless you modify it with the proper code, it may look right in firefox but internet explore screws up your look, it is usually just adding extra code, but it is slightly annoying.

my site is pretty standard.

http://www.rustyacestudios.com/

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Seems rather weak to me, from the participant examples I skimmed through. Try looking into Joomla, which is also free and open-source. Yootheme has some good templates if you don't know web design that well.

 

IMO indexhibit > Joomla for portfolio sites. Who cares if it's used a lot, you're not being hired for your web design skills. If it helps show off your motion work in a clean and simple way, and you're putting your own graphics into it, I say go for it (in fact, I'm probably going to use it when I redo my site in the next few weeks).

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I am a web designer myself but still decided to use indexhibit for my graffiti portfolio (see signature) because I never found the time to design that site. With indexhibit I just needed to edit the CSS a bit. I also love the simplicity and ease of updating.

I believe that Wordpress is also good for portfolios.

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