Archive for 2011

Teaser: Upcoming ProSite Features

ProSite launched just a week ago, and already, we’ve been rapidly adding more features as we listen to feedback from early users. To keep you up-to-date on what you can expect from ProSite in the near future, here’s a teaser of features to come:

1) Blog Integration
Many of you have requested the ability to embed your blog (hosted on something like Tumblr, WordPress, etc) into your ProSite account. We agree that this is a great feature and would make for a more robust portfolio site. We’re currently working on adding this, and will update you on a timeline when we have a more solid date.

2) Password Protection to Specific Pages
As it stands now, you can password protect your entire ProSite, but soon, you’ll be able to Password Protect specific pages. So, maybe you have a few projects that you’d only like Clients to be able to view – put these projects in a new gallery on your ProSite, and Password Protect this “Client Gallery” while keeping the rest of your ProSIte open for all to view.

3) Upload Text OR Image in Website Description Box
We got requests for more flexibility in the Website Description box found in the 2-column layout. Soon, you’ll be able to upload EITHER an image or text (rather than just text). Our aim is to allow you endless customization, so we hope you enjoy this feature!

4) Adding full-size images to Projects (larger than 600 pixels)
Soon, you’ll be able to upload full-size images in the project view if you’d like. This will add a whole new element to your projects, where image are currently limited to 600 px (though the full-sized image can be opened in a lightbox).

The 99% Wins a Webby Award

Just before Behance’s flagship event this May 5-6, The 99% Conference, we were thrilled to learn that The 99% website won the Webby Award for Best Cultural Blog, topping fellow nominees Speakeasy, the Blog, Letters of Note, Laughing Squid, and Pop Eater. This year, Behance was also a Webby Finalist in the categories: Social Media and Self Promotional/Portfolio.

This week, we were honored to learn that The 99% was chosen as one of the “Top 6 Sites That Inspire and Educate” by Intel’s “My Life Scoop” page. The 99% was listed among TED, Brain Pickings, PSFK, Kottke, and Information is Beautiful.

ProSite is Launched – Early Press

We’re pleased to announce that ProSite is officially launched! Our new service will allow creative people and teams to create fully customized portfolio websites through a revolutionary drag-and-drop interface. And, you won’t have to touch a line of code. Some top blogs have noticed ProSite and posted reviews since the May 12th launch:

Mashable: Creatives: Build the Perfect Online Portfolio, No Code Required
“ProSite is a simple as drag-and-drop way to create truly stunning online portfolios. Behance CEO Scott Belsky said ProSite is ‘the best thing we’ve ever built.’”

Swiss Miss: ProSite Launched
“Behance has created a tool that will change the world of online portfolios. The ProSite user interface is a work of beauty and is incredibly intuitive. building a portfolio has never been easier”

Fuel Your Creativity: ProSite – Fully Customizable Portfolios From The Minds At Behance

The Next Web: Behance ProSite simplifies online portfolio management

ProSite is here!

We’re pleased to announce that ProSite is officially launched! Our new service will allow creative people and teams to create fully customized portfolio websites through a revolutionary drag-and-drop interface. And, you won’t have to touch a line of code. Visit to get started (and login with your Behance info) and check out the gallery of ProSites that have already been created.

Roundup: Links We Like

Red Dot Awards
Have a design concept you’re really psyched about? The Red Dot Awards wants you to submit your latest and best idea, as a product with good design, to their int’l competition. We’re well acquainted with this competition, and love checking out the mind-blowing concepts that receive awards (including some on Behance). [Enter by July 10]

H&M “Your Art Here” Competition
H&M recently launched a simple design competition with a big prize – the chance for your design to be sold (in t-shirt form) at H&M stores all over the country. There are very little restrictions of what you can enter, so take a few designs and add your design to their entry gallery, then tell your friends and get a few votes. A powerful chance for exposure to the masses! [Visit Competition]

Get Design Feedback with CompVersions
We noticed this brand-new web app that offers a great tool for designers, especially those working with clients. Upload a few images to allow your clients to easily view & choose from multiple revisions at once. Looks like it’ll cut down on miscommunications, and make dealing with your clients a smooth process. [Visit Site]

Levenger + Behance team up with the “Action Circa Notebook”

Levenger CEO Steve Leveen recently posted an article on his blog, “Well-Read Life,” about Behance CEO Scott Belsky’s entrepreneurial work, chronicling the founding of Behance, his book, “Making Ideas Happen,” as well as the line of Creative Outfitter paper products.

Now, Behance and Levenger are teaming up with a powerful new product, the “Action Circa Notebook.” It combines the organization of the Action Method with the flexibility of Levenger’s Circa Products. We’re thrilled to be offering this, starting today, on the Behance Outfitter.

Behance Outfitter – Action Circa Notebook
Levenger – Action Circa Notebook

Unleash Your Community’s Potential – Register for Webinar on Community Engagement

Today, connectivity and community are more important than ever. If you feel like you  team isn’t fully tapping the potential of their community, maybe you’d like to tune into a webinar given by Behance (hosted by The Verizon Small Business Center) on building up and engaging with your business’s community.

Behance CEO Scott Belsky, along with Behance’s Community Manager Sarah Rapp will give tips on how to dominate community management and build up a kickass, thriving base. In the digital age, your community doesn’t want a call center and “PR Speak,” hey want a real person behind the brand, someone available not only to help them, but to offer new, creative ways to connect.

Wednesday, May 4th at 2:00 PM

The Verizon Small Business Center Presents:  Building Up and Engaging With Your Business’ Community

Behance mentioned as where degree-free creatives get noticed

Fast Company’s article “Why College Is Not a Bubble, Except for the University of  Phoenix” lists the many reasons why a conventional college education is going to continue to be a stepping stone for young people en route to a career. It also takes a look at how talented people who skip college get noticed and find careers–one way being networks like Behance.

“There are always going to be outliers who are entrepreneurial enough, creative enough, talented enough, or geeky enough to succeed without a college degree. Reputation-based networks like Behance and Github can go a long way toward giving colleges a run for their pricey tuition money, opening up the market for providing both learning and job-market signaling for free or at very affordable prices.”

Read more at Fast Company