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    5 Must-Haves For Your Online Photography Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    July 02, 2020

    An online portfolio for your photography business can be a very powerful and influential tool. However, in an ever-competitive market, standing out among the rest has never been more important. One thing to keep in mind at all times is to use elegantly designed web pages which catch the eye and are user-friendly.

     

    With that being said, let’s explore 5 must-haves for your photography online portfolio. 

     

    1. Branding

     

    Branding your images and other content is important because this is what will create and leave a lasting impression on your audience. It also allows potential clients to quickly understand who you are and what they can expect from you in just a few words.

     

    It is the best way, along with the following 4 must-haves, that will help your online photography portfolio flourish, and help distinguish yourself from competitors. In addition, branding helps in social media sharing so your audience can immediately identify your work.

     

    Branding also entails keeping all formatting, color palette, typography and general theme consistent throughout your online portfolio. This also allows your audience to immediately recognize your brand solely from a visual perspective. 

     

    2. Blog

     

    Standing out from the rest requires going the extra mile. This doesn’t have to be complicated, rather it can be as simple as the addition of a blog. Compliment your vibrant and beautiful images by writing up a short descriptive story behind it. This will allow your audience to feel an instant connection with you both as a person and as a photographer. 

     

    Ultimately, taking that bit extra to write a short blog about your gallery or image will lead to more high-quality content, which we, as viewers, love. In turn, you will see website traffic constantly increasing, bringing a higher chance of landing prospective clients.

     

    3. Photos

     

    Photos on a photography website? Seems crazy, right?! Only include 10-15 of your best shots, and perhaps a few more if your gallery won’t be too overcrowded. Placement is key, so order your photos with your best ones first, and if you can, try to showcase your project diversity. 

     

    It is also a good idea to keep your images fresh. Replacing them every few months will help keep your online photography portfolio looking stellar, and returning clients interested.

     

    One more thing to keep in the back of your mind is the color choice for your gallery. By using a dark background, your images will be easier on the eye, not to mention making them pop with their vivid colors. Of course, this all depends on your color scheme, but it is merely something to keep in mind. 

     

    4. Cover All Angles

     

    Showcasing your ability to capture shots across all aspect ratios and angles will help your business thrive. If clients can see your versatility, they will be keen to hire you for multiple projects! 

     

    Not only will it help business, but it can make your gallery really stand out compared to one that maintains the same style throughout. 

     

    5. Focal Point

     

    Humans are a simple species in that they lose interest quite quickly in something that doesn’t pop right away. Select a focal point, or niche, and stick to it throughout your site. Of course, we want to appeal to as many clients as possible, however when setting up an online photography portfolio, specializing in one or two fields is best. 

     

    For example, portrait-based clients are looking for the best portrait photographer for the job at hand, and not someone who is just okay at everything. Therefore, if this is your chosen niche, your focal point would be portrait photography. 

     

    A suggestion would be to have your best photo as your landing page background so that clients who visit your site can know immediately if you are the right person for the job. Thereafter, your focal point would be all portrait-style photography throughout the site. 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    There are many things you can include in your online photography portfolio, however the above 5 components are the key must-haves for maximum engagement on your site. 

     

    As the old saying goes, KISS, or, keep it simple! If you can make an online portfolio that is elegant, simple, accessible, and that makes your images pop, you will soon see the rewards!

    A Simple Guide To An Effective Online Portfolio For Models

    Tips & Tricks

    June 25, 2020

    As a model, no matter if you are just starting out or in the height of your career, there is nothing more important than a simple and effective online portfolio. A place where clients and fans can browse your best work, and reach out should they have the desire. 

     

    In this article, we will take a look at a few simple ways to create the perfect online portfolio for models with Portfoliobox. 

     

    1. Versatility 

     

    For a higher chance of landing that elusive contract, showing your audience your flexibility and diversity across many projects. Things to consider could be different styles, angles, and purpose (what was the project for). Ultimately, you want to show potential clients your range of modelling skills.

     

    2. Remember: Quality & Sequence

     

    One of the best ways to make your online modelling portfolio effective, is by using high-quality images - only upload the best of the best. If you aren’t happy with your current ones, don’t force it. Wait until you have some images that you are fully satisfied with, and then upload. 

     

    Image sequencing is also critical. That contract could come down to the way you order your images. The first three to four images are what your audience will most likely glance at before gaining interest or exiting. Therefore, it is important to consider placing your best shots and projects as the first visuals. In saying that, if possible, try to add variation to the first few images so you are telling a story right from the start.

     

    3. Keep It Organized

     

    It is also important to consider adding a short description of each project. This could include the name of the client, photographer, and so on, which will show up when the image is clicked in a ‘Lightbox’ (see below). Grouping your images will help in keeping your online portfolio organized, so your audience’ perspective is something to keep in mind. 

     

    4. Lightbox Settings

     

    Portfoliobox has made lightbox easier than ever. Lightbox enhances the viewing experience by automatically expanding your images when clicked. What some websites make very complicated, Portfoliobox has made very simple and easy to use. All you have to do is click on ‘edit images’ and then ‘lightbox settings’. Here, you can choose to turn these settings off or on, and select how you would like the lightbox to appear. When an image is clicked, the lightbox will dim the rest of the webpage out, making the said image the focal point.

     

    5. ‘About Me’

     

    For models, an ‘about me’ page is essential in capturing your audience. Here, you may consider sharing information such as height, clothing and swim suit size, as well as other personal features. This is your chance to answer clients’ questions before they even ask!

     

    6. Get Social

     

    When constructing your ‘about me’ page, especially as a model, you want to create as many channels as possible for interested clients to contact you. Adding in social media handles can also be a way to expand your online portfolio. 

     

    You may also choose to get personal with your audience by creating a blog, as this can help your audience feel closer to you. Portfoliobox makes it super easy to create and maintain a blog; enter a title, write to your heart's content, upload your images, and publish!

     

    What To Remember

     

    As with all creatives, a clear and concise online portfolio is essential. However, for models, it’s important that you keep the tone of your portfolio fun and approachable, yet simple. Too much content and complexity, and you’ll turn clients away, too little and it won’t gain attention. 

     

    All in all, creating a happy-medium is highly recommended for models. Show clients what you can do and how you can do it, outline some personal details which will help clients, use high-quality and varied images, and be sequential about your image placement to help your work gain attention, land as many contracts as possible. 

     

    This is the very reason Portfoliobox is a great platform to create an effective online portfolio for models. It’s simple, easy to use, and it allows your work to do the talking for you. It is also easily customizable, and you don’t need to be a tech whizz to navigate your way around it!

    6 Steps to Create a Perfect About Me Page for Your Portfolio Website

    Tips & Tricks

    June 18, 2020

    No matter if you are creating an online portfolio or a blog, having the perfect about me page is key to helping you build a strong base for yourself and your brand. In this post, we will take a look at a few simple steps you can take to build a successful, fun, and informative ‘about me’ page. 

     

    One thing to remember before we get started is that your ‘about me’ page should be more personalized than your home/cover page. It should allow your website audience to resonate with you by telling them your story on a more personal level rather than professional.

     

    1. Who Are You?

     

    Your headline should capture the audiences’ attention. It should be clear, concise, simple, and of a positive nature. It can also act as a selling point.

     

    E.g. ‘Let Me Inspire You’, or, ‘How My Expertise Can Help You’.

     

    2. Tell Your Story

     

    Now it’s time to tell your story. This could be about the path you’ve taken to get to where you are today, what inspires you to produce the work you do, or any information that can allow the audience to instantly connect with you. 

     

    The story to tell on your about me page should be more personal than professional. However, do remember to tie in how your work relates to your personal life, as people will then want to explore further on your site.

     

    3. A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

     

    This cliche has earnt its popular reputation for a reason. Regardless of if you are setting up an online portfolio or blog, people usually want to see a face behind the work. 

     

    A photo or fun sketch of yourself, along with your personal and inspirational story, is a great way to help your audience feel closer to your work. 

     

    4. Where To Next?

     

    So your audience has been inspired by your story, and seen a face behind the site. Now it’s time to create a call to action and send them on to the next page of your online portfolio or blog. 

     

    It doesn’t have to be in their face (i.e. ‘CLICK HERE FOR LATEST BLOG POST’), rather a subtle link at the end of your text to your blog, eCommerce store, or portfolio is recommended. Ultimately, the call to action must provide value for your audience.

     

    5. Formatting

     

    If you are building an online portfolio or blog, chances are you are from a creative background. So with that in mind, you probably already know that colors and fonts make a real difference to the overall appeal of a webpage. 

     

    In fact, it can influence the audience so much, that the color you choose could lead to a purchase from the store, or interest them to keep reading. However, try not to venture too left-of-field to the point where the about me page is a completely different color to the rest of the site, or is not aligned with the rest of your brand. 

     

    Finally, having your about me page positioned in an easily accessible section of your website is highly recommended, or even as your landing page. 

     

    6. Final Step 

     

    The final step is to consider the effect of words. You can do this by using a subtly persuasive conversational tone. 

     

    Put yourself in your audiences’ shoes and ask yourself what words would help emotionally drive you to read or purchase from your site. 

     

    Now You Have Connected With Your Audience!

     

    Once you have achieved the above steps, you will have created an about me page that stands out from the rest and is highly unique.

     

    Ultimately, you want to build that trust and connection right away, so by using a relaxed tone, clear and concise wording, and allowing them somewhat into your personal life, you should notice an increased interest in your online portfolio or blog. 



     

    10 Simple Steps To Create Your Own Online Portfolio Website

    Tips & Tricks

    June 11, 2020

    Creating an online portfolio is the perfect way to either start or compliment your professional career, or simply to allow you to document your artistic hobby. No matter the reason for your online portfolio, it is a great way to showcase your skills to the world. 

     

    However, that being said, many people find it difficult to get started. Moreover, how to navigate their way around their chosen online platform whilst customizing their portfolio seems to always appear in most FAQ’s. With these 10 simple steps to create your own online portfolio website, you can create a customized website that doesn’t require much, if any, technical knowledge.

     

    1. Plan

     

    Ask yourself:

    What are my core skills?

    What skills do I want to showcase on my online portfolio?

    What is the purpose of my portfolio?

     

    Once you have noted down answers to these questions, sum up in one sentence, your goals and skills you wish to promote through the online portfolio.

     

    2. Decide On A Platform

     

    Once you have your plan in place, it is then time to research which platform will best suit your needs. If you’re wanting to ignite or compliment your professional career, or just want a place to store and showcase your work, the perfect all rounded platform to build your online portfolio is Portfoliobox. Sleek and sophisticated, yet very easy to use. 

     

    3. Make It Your Own

     

    You’ve planned and chosen a suitable platform for your online portfolio. Now you can begin customizing your new site. This doesn’t have to be as ‘techy’ as some make it out to be. Rather, choosing an appropriate template, adding your name or your business name, a logo, will suffice.

     

    4. Select Projects To Upload

     

    Selecting your best work to appear on your online portfolio is important. You may choose to upload some ‘most-loved’ projects from a client point of view, or simply any projects you would like to share with the world. 

    Remember - Always to refer to your goals when choosing which projects to upload.

     

    5. Keep It Varied

     

    Keeping your projects varied throughout your online portfolio will both keep your audience engaged, and promote your skills across multiple fields. 

    Remember - Label and categorize your projects accordingly. This optimizes the ease-of-use for viewers and goes a long way in helping to retain interest. 

     

    6. Spread The Love

     

    Once your project has been uploaded, a nice touch is to explain your ideas behind that particular one. 

    For example, you have uploaded a project containing your recent trip to Morocco. It would be a nice touch to explain to the audience what inspired you to travel to Morocco and capture what they are looking at now. 

    This allows the audience to somewhat resonate with you and feel closer to you and your work. 

     

    7. Put Yourself In The Audiences’ Shoes

     

    Slip into the shoes of your audience and create a killer user experience. Again, this doesn’t have to be as complicated as some people make it out to be. 

    Blowing your audience away with a vivid color scheme is both simple and fun to play around with. You can consider enhancing the viewing experience of your content, such as adjusting lightbox settings (if applicable), to suit your projects. 

     

    8. Construct a top-notch About Me page

     

    Creating an ‘about me’ page will help the audience feel closer to you both personally and professionally. It can represent an added touch of personalization, and includes a few short and sharp sentences about who you are, what inspires you and perhaps some ideas behind your work. 

    Too long and viewers will lose interest, too short and they might not take it seriously. Therefore, it is important to find a happy-medium.

     

     9. Appearances In Publications, etc

     

    You can also consider including your award history, or some noteworthy publications you and your work have appeared in. This will give your online portfolio and status within your niche more credibility

     

    10. Don’t Overdo It

     

    An audience can tell straight away when an online portfolio is overdone. This generally leads to a much higher bounce rate as they leave the website after visiting one page. 

    Be yourself, use compelling projects and words, and focussing on the user experience will help you create a successful online portfolio website.

     

    6 Web Design Trends That’ll Get You Noticed in 2020

    Tips & Tricks

    March 24, 2020

    Websites can make or break a brand – personal or professional – so it’s important to keep track of the latest online design trends. Each and every web element will make an impact on your audience. This is true no matter whether you manage a small portfolio, successful retail portal, or multinational company website.

     

    Aesthetics and technology are coming together like never before. That’s why we have put together a short list of web design trends that will get you noticed next year.

     

    From white space to asymmetry, from bespoke illustrations to split design, discover the most popular website trends we expect are here to stay in 2020.

     

    1. Embrace white space

     

    Our eyes are under siege these days. In 2014 alone, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. That's 657 billion photos per year – so any attempt to relieve the mass visual suffocation will be welcome. Many designers worry that white space is an inefficient use of visual real estate, but when used correctly, white space creates relief. It also highlights important design elements such as call-to-actions and imparts a sense of balance and tidiness that naturally pleases the eye. 

     

    Many website designers are noticing and capitalising on this trend. The new version of Portfoliobox, Portfoliobox 4 offers several templates and settings that allow users to bring white space into their website.

     

     

    2. Asymmetry is still in 

     

    Asymmetrical designs were already trendy in 2019 and will stay with us in 2020. These broken grid layouts break free from rigid, predictable rules of thumb in graphic design, shocking the viewers out of their monotonous scroll. Asymmetry also offers much more freedom for designers to make their website as unique as possible.

     

    It works like this: Imagine a grid of horizontal and vertical lines is used to help layout elements on the page or screen. With most websites, you’ll see the logo, title, and content lined up together as if bound to this imaginary grid. However, asymmetrical designs will purposefully break the grid, pushing images and text alike wildly out of order to make the page feel less rigid.

     

    Mixed with bold colour schemes and strong gradients of geometric fluids, asymmetric shapes are essential to all the hottest web design trends.

     

     

    3. Oversized elements

     

    Want your website to immediately register – and resonate – with visitors? Enlarged elements such as bold typography, fullscreen images/video and an oversized navigation menu will catch attention, delivering your core message to the audience in a matter of seconds. This supersized approach to design will create a memorable experience that truly impacts on users, even if they only have time for a quick scan... As an added bonus, enlarged elements look fantastic on screens of any and all sizes. 

     

    Quick tip: If you go down this route, be sure to reduce the number of design elements on each page. Too many grand features all at once can be overwhelming for visitors.

     

     

    4. Bespoke illustrations

     

    Appropriate graphics add visual depth to your storytelling efforts and build potent brand identity that leaves a lasting impression on visitors. Bespoke drawings are inherently more interesting than plain old fonts – there’s a reason blogs with images receive 94% more views than those that are text only. By stepping away from stock images and typefaces, your webpage can be custom crafted to show off a unique personality. 

     

    If you’re an illustrator building up your own portfolio, or even just a generally artistic individual, using bespoke drawings can be doubly helpful as a self-promotion tool – an organic advertisement of your talents and professional services.

     

    Not so artistic? No problem. Remember, there are lots of resources on the web that give away nuggets of illustrated gold for free, ready for you to jazz up your website.

     

    5. Split design

     

    The split design is used to create two separate blocks of information in the same space, giving equal importance to two primary areas of a site – which can be incredibly useful when you have two different services or products to promote.

     

    A split design breaks the usual rectangular screen shape, and by giving prominence to both elements, enables the user to focus on whichever topic most interests them. To make the approach even more dramatic, you can differentiate each section with contrasting, vibrant colours.  In some cases, the vertical split is used throughout an entire site or only in some sections. 

     

    There are lots of different styles for this trend, so we’re sure it will evolve in 2020. That’s why Portfoliobox 4 will offer several templates that help users create split-screen content tailored to their needs.

     

     

    6. Mobile-first & fast-loading

     

    Nowadays, more people look at websites on their phones than on a desktop computer. In 2018, mobile usage was at an all-time high with 58% of website visits coming from mobile devices and making up 42% of total time spent online. Mobile-first has become a best practice for web design, no matter what type of site is being created. 

    If you want to create a seamless mobile experience, here’s a final tip from us: Don’t clutter your website with unnecessary or too heavy content. Always optimise images before uploading them to your website, selecting dimensions and adjusting file sizes as needed for minimum strain on the mobile user experience.

     

    Pulling it all together

     

    There is no one perfect way to pull together a website or online portfolio, so feel free to mix and match all the latest design trends to best portray your own unique style. Just keep in mind that your end goal should always be visual impact and ease-of-use. That’s why working off a template from Portofliobox, is the surest way to get started – especially if you work within the creative industries, where high-quality visuals are a matter of course.

    Creating a Perfect Online Portfolio using Portfoliobox 4

    Tips & Tricks

    March 17, 2020

     

    Creating the perfect online portfolio is the first step to success. Despite your profession, having a website that is customised and optimised to your business is key. Portfoliobox 4 is the new and enhanced version of our platform which helps guide you to success from day 1. Of course, social media plays a big role in your day-to-day life, but there is nothing quite like your online portfolio, as it is ultimately the focal point of your business and represents you. It will be the platform that drives and dictates your other outlets, as well as being the primary showcase of your work and any other promotional activity.

     

    When it comes to designing, creating and publishing your portfolio, know that it is not as daunting as it first seems, as Portfoliobox 4 guides you through each step of the process. The best thing about it? You won’t need to pay for a web designer! Let’s explore the top 7 ways to create an online portfolio that will attract more clients.

     

    Grab the Readers' Attention

     

    The first thing you’ll want to do is create a page that grabs the viewers’ attention immediately. In Portfoliobox 4, this is called a ‘start page’, or perhaps otherwise known as a landing page. It is the first page that website viewers will see so it is critical to nail it and entice them to read further. You can choose any page within your site as your start page, however by default your initial start page will be the first page you create. If, at any time, you are having trouble checking or setting a start page, head to our support page for a step-by-step guide.

     

    Who Are You?

     

    It is important that you create an ‘about me’ page so that people can find out who you are, and what you’ve achieved. Ensure that you are articulate in your wording so that it reflects who you are, the work you produce and what inspires you. To add an about me page, you can simply create a new text page and add in any text that represents and reflects you.

     

     

    Tell A Story

     

    Your online portfolio serves as a chance to tell your story. It all starts by choosing a suitable gallery style. For example, if you have a series of images that tells a sequential story, you will want to select a design that allows you to tell a story one piece at a time.

     

    Not only does a story help your audience understand your methodology, it also helps them understand you and what inspires you to produce the work you do. With Portfoliobox 4, you can add an additional section below your gallery, perhaps to explain your story from your point of view.

     

    Testimonials

     

    Including testimonials from clients or other artists you have collaborated with is essential for success. Moreover, a proof of your social standing will show your audience that you are the ‘real-deal’. The more reviews and recommendations you have from clients or fellow creatives, the more likely it is that you will attract more clients.

     

    If you don’t have any testimonials as yet, you can reach out to clients via email and ask if they would be able to write one for you. You can add as many as you like and the best advice is to include as many as possible. After all, you cannot have too many recommendations.

     

     

    Express Yourself

     

    While this is not a page as such, the wording throughout your online portfolio should be clear, concise and highly descriptive. This captures the reader's attention and leaves them wanting more. It is important to remember that as much as the online portfolio should reflect who you are, you still need to synonymously focus on your work. As you are expressing yourself and developing your unique ideologies, you also need to focus on how your work best fits your potential clients’ needs. Always remember instead of ‘me, me and more me’, imagine ‘me and you’, or ‘me and the client’.

     

    Quality Over Quantity

     

    Selecting high quality content for your website is very important. Only upload images or examples of your best work. It is much better to have several high quality, best sellers than to fill up your website with low quality work which could possibly deter potential clients. If you are stuck with uploading content from your computer, our support page has everything you need to get back on track.

     

    Keeping your website user-friendly is tough when it conflicts with the content you wish you upload, however with Portfoliobox 4, there are a plethora of themes and designs you can choose from to compliment your work. The best part about this is that you don’t have to hire a web designer. It is so simple and easy to mix and match templates and themes with your content and surprisingly fun!

     

    Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

     

    When creating content for your online portfolio, it is important to write it with search engine optimisation, or SEO, in mind. For instance, using the keywords that you have formulated, and that are in your chosen niche, but not overusing them. Optimising image sizes so your site will be speed optimised is also critical as any lag in load time will result in less effective search results , and ultimately, less traffic. Adding a meta description which will appear below your site title on Google is crucial as this will lure viewers in. Finally, don't forget to use Google Search Console to monitor the performance of your website!

     

    Now You’ve Built The Perfect Online Portfolio

     

    In order to produce the best online portfolio, all you need to do is let Portfoliobox 4 do its thing. Every aspect of the design process is logically thought out for a user friendly experience, meaning you can customise your online portfolio to suit and express you and your work. Not to mention the SEO experience is perhaps the easiest and most efficient process found on any online portfolio builder. Our final advice - don’t forget to update your online portfolio from time to time so it is ready for any opportunity!

    SEO —  Using Google Search Console

    Tips & Tricks

    September 20, 2019

     

    Besides On-site optimisation & Off-site optimisation, you can use tools like Google Search Console to improve the indexation of your site. Start by creating a Google Search Console account and follow the steps below: 

     


     

    1. VERIFY YOUR WEBSITE 


    1. Go to your Google Search Console account.
    2. Click Add property.
    3. You will be asked to select a property type, from two options - Domain or URL Prefix. Choose URL prefix.
    4. Enter your website's domain URL i.e https://www.delphinelinder.com.
    5. Click Continue.
    6. Choose the HTML tag method. Copy the meta tag provided — it looks like this: 
    <meta name="google-site-verification" content="rs_HqdF17XT0e01f6L1yYH-g4OC14_XetyVVagSuRY8" />
    7. Paste this code in your admin panel under Settings → General → Website → Meta verification snippet. 
    8. Once the code has been added, after around 30 minutes, click on the Verify button in Google Search Console.
    9. If the code has been added correctly, Google will then complete the verification of your website.

    NB! If the verification via HTML tag fails, please choose the verification via DNS record and send the TXT record to our support team, if you ordered the domain name via us.

    When your site is verified, you may have to wait a few days before being able to use the Search Console. The delay depends on Google not Portfoliobox.

    As Google explains it: 
    "When you add your site to Search Console, it may take some time before diagnostic and other data is available. This is normal; it can take some time for Search Console to gather and process data for your site. In general, if you see a "No data yet" message, check back later. Once Google starts crawling your site more often, you'll notice that Search Console will begin to show more detailed data, and that this data is updated more often."


     

    2. SUBMIT YOUR SITEMAP


    A sitemap is a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell search engines about the organization of your site content. Search engine web crawlers like Googlebot read this file to more intelligently crawl your site. Also, your sitemap can provide valuable metadata associated with the pages you list in that sitemap: Metadata is information about a web page, such as when the page was last updated, how often the page is changed, and the importance of the page relative to other URLs in the site.
     

    1. Expand the Index menu on the left menu.
    2. Click Sitemaps.
    3. Enter sitemap.xml in the field Add a new sitemap, after your verified domain name.
    4. Press Submit.


    Google will now place your sitemap in its queue and when you reach the top its Googlebot will visit the sitemap and index your pages. Once it has done so you'll be able to see how many pages are appearing in the index and whether it found any problems while crawling the site. We recommend that each time you make changes to your website in Create and publish, that you also re-submit your sitemap in Google Search Console too.

     

    Google's advice:
    "Using a sitemap doesn't guarantee that all the items in your sitemap will be crawled and indexed, as Google processes rely on complex algorithms to schedule crawling. However, in most cases, your site will benefit from having a sitemap, and you'll never be penalized for having one."​

    The secret of Section Pages

    Tips & Tricks

    June 07, 2019

     

    What is a section page? 

    Section page is a very versatile page type built with sections. There is a variety of sections to choose from. This design makes it easier for your visitors to locate important information without checking out every page listed in the menu.

     

    You can display your most recent blog posts with a Blog section, or the most popular products in your e-shop in a Product section. Do you have clients' testimonials? Create a Testimonial section! Standard sections like Text, Gallery, Collection, Team, Form or Map are also available.


     

    How to create a section page? 

    New page → Section page →  Choose a template → Add sections.



     

     

    The menu section is a great asset!

    → It can link to sections of the page.
    → It can replace your standard menu.
    → It can be sticky.

     

     

     

     

    Focus on Call To Action section

    A Call to Action section allows you to create buttons. They're fully customisable and can link to a page of your site, another section or a custom link.

     

     

     

    Focus on Testimonial section

    With a Testimonial section, you can display your clients' testimonials on your site.

     

     

     

    All about image quality, size and resolution

    Tips & Tricks

    April 20, 2019


    1. Image resolution

    All images that are larger than 1920 pixels, in width or height, before upload will be resized to 1920 pixels during upload. To avoid quality loss, we recommend that you upload images that are 1920 pixels or smaller. Note that images that are smaller than 1920 pixels, will not be resized. 
     



    What about dpi?

    Dpi (dots per inch) only matters when it comes to printing or scanning. Monitors don't have dots but pixels, so dpi value has no effect on the quality of an image viewed on a screen or uploaded online.

     

    2. Image size

    To upload an image in Portfoliobox, the file size cannot exceed 12Mb. The file size of an image is measured in kilobytes (K), megabytes (MB), or gigabytes (GB). The file size is affected by the pixel dimensions of the image and its format. Because of the varying compression methods used by GIF, JPEG and PNG formats, file sizes can vary considerably for the same pixel dimensions.

     

    3. Image color profile

    Before uploading your images to your Portfoliobox site, make sure their color profile is sRGB. If you are using Photoshop go to File > Save for Web. This will make sure that the images will be optimized for web browsers.

     

    4. Image quality

    The higher quality your images have, the heavier the files would be. When you have lots of big and heavy image files on your website, it will affect your page speed. You can speed up the loading of your website by slightly reducing your image quality. In Portfoliobox, you can adjust the image quality by clicking on the Cogwheel Icon > Settings > General > Website > Image Quality. The image quality scale is from -1 to 1. -1 is the lowest and 1 is the highest. You can try out different quality level to find the best option for your website.

     


     


     

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