How to create a simple photosite?

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  1. sezam

    sezam TPF Noob!

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    I want to develop my personal photosite. Could anybody give me an advice or a recommendation?

    Now I have most of my photos at Flickr, and I like it. But I want to have something more personal, with my webdesign, a few static pages, blog, etc... I've contacted a few web-programmers and it seems this is expensive and long job. But I'm not a top-class professional to pay thousands of dollars.

    On the other hand I found two service providers:
    - Albolio : Home
    - Pullfolio :: Instant Professional Portfolio Site from your Flickr Photos
    Both are very cheap and can create a personal photosite based on my Flickr account.
    Have anybody used these services? What are pros and cons?

    Is there another alternative?
     
  2. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use a wootheme called aperature, its my photo web/blog. Link is in signature. This theme costs money but there are other free woothemes out there. This one was given to me by a friend but I think was like 75 bucks or something.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are a ton of options for a 'cheap & easy' website.

    For example, most hosting companies (that I've seen) will have some built-in web design tool and probably a bunch of ready-made templates that you can use.

    So get yourself a domain name and a hosting plan, and you will likely get some free options for a website.
     
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    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thats exactly what I did lol.
     
  5. BuS_RiDeR

    BuS_RiDeR No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use Blogger, it is free and relatively easy to use. Has some pretty good templates and allows for customization...

    My Amatuer Photo site/blog is HERE... If you'd like to see an example. I am NOT a pro... but I enjoy learning about photography. :)
     
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    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

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    I have benn thinking of going with zenfolio , I already have a domain and hosting although I am capable of doing HTML as well as some SHTML coding really think flash is the way to go and these guys have lots of options at a pretty good price
     
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    I use wordpress because the main page will be a blog and then you can add as many pages as you want. So like my blog will be the main, then contact info on another, and so on. They have a thumbnail viewer for flickr that you can add, and then that plugin that was linked above.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Notepad.
     
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    ImageArray TPF Noob!

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    I use wordpress for my blog / gallery and I also use http://www.wix.com for my personal website. You can go free (with ads) or pay a minimal monthly fee to remove ads, and get plenty of other extras. I am highly experienced in web design but I wanted something I could create in just a few minutes and Wix did it for me, and it doesn't look too bad either, they have some decent "photography" templates.
     
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    Thank you very much for so many advices!!! I'm not experienced in website development, so probably something simple world work for me. I'll test wrodpress, zenfolio and wix. On the face of it wix looks very interesting...
     
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    Last days I tried different ideas and services, and after all I've stoped at www.albolio.com . This is exactly what I was looking for. Something basic and easy to get me started. It's free to use and it loaded all my Flickr pictures. I did this quick one in a few minutes: Sergey Zamkovoy : Home
     

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