Responsive Templates: Choosing the Right Design for Your Work

A good website should let your photos do the talking. It’s all about keeping things simple: a clean design, easy ways for visitors to find what they’re looking for and, above all else, a focus on presenting your work beautifully.

We offer nine different templates on our responsive platform, each one designed with a photography specialty or specific way of displaying photos in mind. Read on to learn more about each template and find out which one is right for you.

**Learn more about how the homepage display for each template works.  

**Currently, Element and Marquee are the only templates that allow you to feature collections in your portfolio.

 

 

East

East offers a simplistic style with just the right amount of flair. Its homepage features an interactive grid of large thumbnails and a left-side nav. The “overview" nav category will display thumbnails from all of your portfolio galleries while clicking one of the gallery titles automatically filters the images to display just that gallery’s content. This allows site visitors to focus on what interests them most.

East allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio.

 

Element

Similar to East, Element is all about simplicity. This template works well for any specialty or genre. It has a left-side nav, showcases a large preview image on the homepage, and allows you to add both galleries and collections to your portfolio so you can feature nested content.  

 

Downtown

Downtown is great for events or commercial photography. It features a full-bleed homepage image (either the cover of one of your featured galleries or a specific image you choose) and oversized gallery thumbnails for a look that’s both simple and bold.

Downtown allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio.

 

Pivot

Pivot’s homepage is structured like a blog, with a long vertical scroll and the option for longer image captions, making it great for storytelling. It offers two options for navigation placement: top or left side. With top placement, your featured portfolio galleries will be nested in a "Portfolio" drop-down. With left side placement, each featured gallery will be listed out as its own nav item. Either way, the homepage will showcase images from the first gallery in the list by default.

Pivot allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio.

 

Horizon

Horizon works best for commercial, editorial and wedding photographers. It's got a horizontal scroll and also lets you add longer gallery descriptions right on the homepage. It’s the way to go if you like that slideshow feel.

Horizon will nest all of your featured galleries in a "Portfolio" drop-down in the navigation bar. By default, the homepage will showcase images from the first gallery in the list.

Horizon allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio. 

 

Shuffle

Shuffle grabs viewers with its homepage photo wall and interactive filters. A great choice if you have busy clients who want an overview of what you do, but need to find something specific fast.

With Shuffle, the categories above the photo wall represent your portfolio galleries. Similar to East, clicking a category automatically filters the images to show you just that gallery’s content.

Shuffle allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio.

 

Sonnet

Sonnet is all about telling a story, which makes it perfect for documentary photographers and photojournalists. Full-bleed presentations, lots of space for gallery descriptions and a mobile-focused design are just a few of the features that make this template one of our most unique.

You must explicitly select an image for Sonnet's full-bleed introductory page. Your featured galleries will be listed within the collapsible navigation via the menu button at the top.

Sonnet allows you to feature individual galleries only (no collections) in your portfolio.

 For more on Sonnet, see our detailed help article, here 

 

Promenade

Marquee is a great choice for commercial or fine art photographers who shoot multiple styles or subject matter. With a clean yet bold layout, the tabs on the homepage, which represent your portfolio galleries or collections, allow visitors to easily focus on one specialty or project at a time. The image you see when hovering over one of these tabs is that gallery or collection’s "cover image," specified from within your Image Browser.

 

Marquee

Marquee is a great choice for commercial or fine art photographers who shoot multiple styles or subject matter. With a clean yet bold layout, the tabs on the homepage here allow site visitors to focus on one specialty or project at a time. With Marquee you can also add collections to your portfolio.  

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