Portfolio Website Builders

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.

#1
Best Overall Builder on the Market Today

4.7 out of 5

Top Choice
Theme Designs

4 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

4.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • $11.00
  • $14.00
  • $19.00
  • $20.00
  • $25.00
  • $29.00
  • $35.00
Free Plan Available
#2
A Dream for Creatives

4.3 out of 5

Theme Designs

5 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

4 out of 5 stars

Pricing

3 out of 5 stars

  • $12.00
  • $18.00
  • $26.00
  • $40.00
Free Trial Available
#3
Best for Small Businesses

4.1 out of 5

Theme Designs

4 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3.5 out of 5 stars

Features

4.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

3.5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • $5.00
  • $12.00
  • $25.00
  • $38.00
Free Plan Available
#4
Fastest to Build

3 out of 5

Theme Designs

2.5 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

4 out of 5 stars

Features

2.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

3 out of 5 stars

Pricing

3 out of 5 stars

  • $5.99
  • $9.99
  • $14.99
  • $19.99
Free Trial Available
#5
Very Basic Website Builder

2.2 out of 5

Theme Designs

3 out of 5 stars

Ease of Use

3 out of 5 stars

Features

2.5 out of 5 stars

Help and Support

1.5 out of 5 stars

Pricing

2.5 out of 5 stars

  • $8.00
  • $350.00
Free Plan Available

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Footnotes:

[1] Theme Design Here we look at how many templates are offered by each website builder and if they’re suitable for business websites.

Wix has a very large library of professionally designed themesthat span across lots of different industries, so it’s easy to find one that’s suitable for you. One thing you want to be sure on, though, is that the template you pick is right for you as Wix do not allow you to switch templates once your site is live.

Squarespace themes are responsive and polished. From our research, they stand head and shoulders above the rest with effective designs and offering great user experience. Weebly is gradually releasing more updated themes.  If you want your web design to look good, click here to see a collection of free beautiful, professional themes.

 

[2] Ease of Use  – Scored on the results taken from our research where we asked people just like you to use different platforms to create a website and then tell us how easy (or hard) they found it. This rating gives you an idea which website builder is the easiest to use. Read our reviews for more details on each one!

 

[3] Features – Refers to the number, and quality of, features offered by each 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.

[4] Help and Support –  This area is broken down into the help you receive and the support provided. For help, we looked at the types of customer service on offer. Can you get assistance via email, phone, live chat, social media or forums?

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?

 

[5] Pricing – 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.

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Portfolio Website Builders Round-up

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.

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!

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.

GoDaddy is one of the largest internet services companies in the world, managing over 57 million domain names, over 12 million customers & top notch 24/7 support systems. See how they can help you build your website.

IM Creator is a very lean website builder that allows you to build a website very quickly and efficiently. They don’t have as many tools as other website builders to reduce complexity, and have many stylish, updated portfolio templates.