Each month, our curators select one exceptional ProSite to feature as “ProSite of The Month.” With project covers that spin, drip, twist and change shape – this month, the title goes to Donatello D’Angelo, an Art Director/Illustrator/Graphic Designer based in Florence, Italy. Check out his ProSite here.
What do illustrated project covers, colorful rollovers and a photographic landing page have in common? ProSite – our completely customizable, personal portfolio websites that sync with the Behance Network.
Today we’re shining the spotlight on a few original examples that highlight how interesting project covers encourage vistors to click more and how a positive first visual impression can make all the difference for potential clients and employers.
Yellowhammer Illustration‘s landing page includes a series of simple, matching illustrations that come to life in their rollover state. Fun to look at, and play with too, we dig this minimalistic approach.
Tip: it’s always important that the project cover image you choose matches the work inside. Otherwise this can be misleading for the viewer.
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Each month, our curators select one exceptional ProSite to feature as “ProSite of The Month.” This month, the title goes to Ian Crombie, a Branding Designer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Though ProSite can be used to create a full-fledged, multi-paged websites, Crombie’s site is a great example of how the platform to make a simple, beautiful portfolio site. He lets his work speak for itself, and dosen’t overwhelm the viewer with additional info (but includes contact info, of course). His design pushes the boundaries of what can be done with ProSite by developing the modular template, but it doesn’t try to innovate in the wrong direction by making an overly complicated design. It plays with the layout, covers, and colors, and takes advantage of the type customization available via TypkKit.
Minimal // Chicago, IL, USA // Industrial Design
Rock Agency // Hilversum, Netherlands // Advertising
Brad Geiger //Cincinatti, OH, USA // Graphic Design
Hleb Marholin // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Web Design
ProSite launched in April 2011, and since the day creatives were unleashed onto the platform, we’ve been obsessed with how you’ve used it to create beautiful, varied on online portfolios. We wanted to take a minute to reflect on what happened in 2011, and look ahead to 2012.
Get inspiration from the ProSite Example Gallery
We started 2012 with a bang by adding CSS/HTML functionality to ProSite, but here’s a look at the features added in 2011 since the launch last April. Hopefully, seeing them all in one place will help you find ones you may not have discovered yet! Most of these were added by requests for you, so we thank you for your help in making ProSite such a kickass platform. Most of these have been covered in the blog or ProSite Forum, so you can find more info there.
- Full Size Images in Projects and Custom Pages
- Full Size Videos in Custom Pages
- New Layout: Modular
- Blog Integration: Tumblr and WordPress
-Loading Effects for Cover Images
- Slideshow in Lightbox of HD Images
- Typekit Fonts Integration
(many, many more after the cut!)
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HTML/CSS customization is now on ProSite! In response to requests from the ProSite community, we’ve added the ability to edit HTML and CSS to take customization options to the next level.
Advanced users now have endless possibilities for displaying Behance projects on their own customizable website. Here are a few examples (of the infinite possibilities) of what’s now possible to customize on ProSite:
Landing Page – Project Display
Horizontal or Gridded Project Display
To edit HTML/CSS on your own ProSite, just go to the Design section and click the new “HTML & CSS” tab, then clicking the “Activate HTML & CSS” button.
Before diving in, take a look at our FAQ for some tips, tricks and more resources to get started.
Following in the footsteps of famous hotels like the Chelsea, which became renowned for the creative energy it bestowed on its residents, we present the Illville Hotel. A meeting place of illustrators, based around a common theme – your room.
And so its creator introduces the “Illville Hotel,” a collective art project hosted on the ProSite platform. The landing page introduces the hotel facade, and you’ll see that some of the rooms are already “occupied.” If you see something in the window of a room, click on it to see what’s inside – in essence, visiting a project based on the theme of ‘hotel room’ by an artist participating from somewhere around the world.
Visit the Hotel
Learn More/Participate (this is a new collective, so there are rooms available to illustrate if you’re interested!)
We continue to be completely impressed with the innovative ways people are using ProSite – and Am I Collective’s “ILLVILLE HOTEL” amps it up even more…
The Illville Hotel – Art Collective
Here’s what you’ll find in room 3E…
We recently added a feature that allows you to upload images to your ProSite navigation. While this can be used to do any number of creative things, one thing it allows is a much-requested feature: adding Social Media buttons. To achieve this, here’s a few steps to take:
- Create Pages for whatever sites you’d like to add a button for (Flickr, Vimeo, Mail, whatever). To do this, go to ProSite –> Pages –> Add New –> Link.
- When you name your page, just type a punctuation mark (you don’t want a title, since you’re covering this up with an image).
- Go to Design –> Navigation –> Links –> Images, and upload the social media image you’d like to there. You’ll see that you can add a Rollover of On state if you’d like.
Remember that the placement of the navigation (and therefore, the buttons) depends completely on your layout. If you’d like to see these somewhere else – upper right hand corner, left column, etc – check out the options in the Layout tab.
As creatives, we know you have an appreciation for typography, and when designing your own online portfolios with ProSite, one of the biggest requests we’ve gotten was: “more fonts!”
We’re happy to announce that you can now access thousands of fonts through a new Custom Type Integration feature. Thanks to a partnership with Typekit, you can sign up for a subscription and browse through their stellar collection of typefaces, and then add these to your list of fonts to choose from on ProSite.
To get started:
1. Signup for a Typekit account
2. Browse the choices and add fonts to your Kit
3. On ProSite, go to Settings –> Custom Font Integration to complete a few steps
4. Access your new fonts on ProSite and go crazy with typography Read more →
In our effort to provide you the best tools possible to make your customized online portfolio, we added the following features to ProSite this week:
1) Global Style Option
Until now, you’ve had to choose the style options for your ProSite separately for each element. If you’re like most users, you have a consistent combination of Font, Color, and Styles you use. Now, you can apply these globally – saving time and making it easier to test out a few design looks across your online portfolio. After doing this, you can always go back and make changes on individual elements you like to change.
We made a few other small tweaks:
2) Resume Pages: maybe you noticed that after clicking “download resume,” on your site, the downloaded document had a nonsensical name (a string of numbers). Now, it will be downloaded as YourName.pdf. A small, but heavily requested change…
3) Header Image: Geometric Layout can now add a Header Image (making this currently available in all templates but Modular). Find this in Design –> Styles –> Header Image
Show off your work in full size right on the page–ProSite now has images wider than 600px available on project pages.
To increase the width of project images, change the image size in your projects. To do this, enter the Design tab, go to Layout–>Projects and then click “Project Image Width” to
adjust the size of the images in your projects.
You can display images at any size up to 1920px. If you find yourself limited in the width of your images, try widening the project column in Column Width.
See the new full-sized embedded images in action on this ProSite: http://turnoffyourbrain.com/