Category: ProSite

ProSite of the Month

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

The Year in ProSite Features

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.

The Biggies:
- 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: Now Available on ProSite

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
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Horizontal or Gridded Project Display
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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.

Badass ProSite Creation of the Week:: Illville Hotel

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…

Tipline: Add Social Media buttons to ProSite

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.

Access Thousands of Fonts – Integrate Custom Type with Typekit

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 →

New Features – Global Style Option (and 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 full-size images in ProSite projects

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/

New Features: Full-Sized Images, Custom Types, and 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) Add Full-Size Images (larger than 600 px!) to your ProSite Projects
For as long as Behance has been around, all images in Behance and ProSite projects have been capped at 600 pixels wide.  That all changes with this feature, as you can now add full-size images to your ProSite projects (up to 1920 px).

  • If you uploaded your Behance projects after Nov 2010, full-size images are stored. Just change your Project Column width and you’ll see them expand.
  • If you’re working with old projects (uploaded before Nov 2010), you’ll have to re-upload the images into your Behance Projects. Then, go back into ProSite and change your Project Column width.


    This full-sized image takes up almost the entire width of the site.

2) Custom Type Integration (Typekit)
We currently offer 16 fonts to choose from on ProSite, but now you can now extend your choices to thousands of fonts by using this new feature. You need to be a Typekit Subscriber to take advantage, but once you do, you can choose from hundreds of web fonts to make your online portfolio look exactly as you’d like it.
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Even More New ProSite Features

In our effort to provide you the best tools possible to make your customized online portfolio, we added the following features this week:

1) Appreciation Sticker: Upload your own
After some ProSite users told us that our “Appreciation Sticker” didn’t quite fit the design of their page, we decided to open this up and let you upload your own Appreciation Sticker. Feel free to modify the traditional one, or do something completely different. Either way, clicking it will result in an appreciation reflected in your Project Stats.

2) Appreciation Sticker: Add it only to certain Gallery Pages
Many of you are using ProSite to create several galleries – however you’re splitting it up, we thought you should get to pick and choose which galleries you’d like the Appreciation Sticker to appear on. Now, you can do this in the settings.

Teaser: Upcoming ProSite Features
- Add images larger than 600 pixels to your ProSite projects
- Add your TypeKit fonts
- “Back to top” link at the bottom of pages
- Geometric Layout: Header Image option