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Adobe recently announced their newest easy-to-use, make a website in minutes tool: Adobe Portfolio. Make a website in minutes, they say. It'll be so easy, they say. Well.. it looks like all of that might actually be true.

 

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Adobe is still trying to maintain an active customer base for it's subscriber-based Creative Cloud, and adding a tool for publishing completed work is the perfect way to round out their offerings.

We'll keep it simple and just touch on the important things.

The pros:

1) If you have a Creative Cloud subscription, it won't cost you a dime.

2) If you don't yet have a CC subscription, the cheapest option is $9.99/month for access to Photoshop, Lightroom, and thousands of Typekit fonts.

3) It automatically syncs with (Adobe-owned) Behance portfolios.

4) Live editing makes changes happen right away.

5) Clean layout options with responsive designs.

6) You can use your own domain name.

7) You can track your site's status.

8) They provide an option to disable right-clicking, making it harder for people to snag your work.

The cons:

1) If you have no need for a CC plan that includes Photoshop and Lightroom, $9.99/month is more expensive that Squarespace ($8/month).

Seems pretty straightforward - Portfolio is worth your time if you have a Creative Cloud subscription or are considering one. See examples of Portfolio templates in use: MatthiasLinaSawdustThomas, and Mercedes.

Posted: 2/9/2016 4:14:42 PM by Amanda Wahl | with 0 comments