Behance ProSite is a website application that allows you to build your own online portfolio without touching any code. Its unique selling point lies in its synchronisation with the Behance network and thus the app is functionally tailored to the creative community. Creatives who are already part of the Behance community showing off some of their creative work will have the ability to sync those published works into a new online portfolio. The service can only be used if you have a Behance profile and published creative work. So if you don’t want to join the Behance network for whatever reason – this service may not be for you. That being said, if you happen to have a profile and published projects – you are going to have so much fun!
The UI is fairly intuitive with a sleek modern interface. The process is fairly straight forward. Users are given the choice to choose their base layout, sync their projects from their Behance profile and viola they are immediately able to start formatting and applying their own visual style to their portfolio.
The interface is very interactive and the functionality is tailored especially for designers and creatives. For example ProSite provides creatives with a default page called ‘Resume’ where the work experience users filled out in their Behance profiles can be synced into the Resume page of the portfolio. The app also allows seamless synchronisation with other great third party players for e.g. TypeKit, Google Analytics and Twitter. These partnerships mean better integration of search optimisation, web typography and social media. It even provides the ability for creatives to add their own webclip for the iPhone, iPad or Andriod. I thought that was a nice touch.
Publishing the portfolio is fairly easy and requires some cost to the user but seeing as the process is so automated, customisable and technogically noob-safe I think it’s worth its price.
For those that want to check out what can be done, I’ve listed down some portfolios that have really taken the platform and made it their own.
Factory Fifteen -
Rubens LP -
Turn off your brain -
Peter Jaworowski -