Gone are the days when you need to hire a web developer to build a simple site. You can now create a website to showcase your artwork, resume, or blog all on your own.
For a personal site with a professional appearance, these wonderful options are easy and attractive. And, you don’t need to potter around with the code. Just pick the right template and click “Create a New Site” to start your first website or blog.
For Artwork and Photography
When you want to display your talent as an artist or photographer, a website that compliments your work is essential. These companies offer templates that have this in mind and give you amazing tools to show off your creations online.
For painters and illustrators, Wix.com has a lovely selection of templates.
Artist Painter is an attractive template in black that shows off your work the second you open the page. Your art is shown with sliding images, a solid background, and minimal navigation. You can add text and customize the color scheme.
Graffiti Artist is another option from Wix that uses a single-page layout as well as a small navigation arrow help your visitors skip downward easily. When you click on an image in the Projects section, you are taken to a page where you can add further details such as title, size, and date.
For photographers, Wix separates the templates into sub-sections per your specialty such as events or editorial.
Travel Photographer is designed for photographers. But this template is a wonderful option for almost any genre. You can showcase your albums and favorite photo on the main page. Your visitors can also choose sections from the navigation for Portfolio, Videos, Clients, and Contact.
You can take a look at free and paid plans from Wix in the Subscriptions section of their site.
WebsiteBuilder.com also has a nice selection of photography templates. It has more than 10,000 designs in all genres for you to choose from.
Newborn Photography has a crisp and tasteful appearance. Your photos rotate on the main page and there is also a Photography section for the rest of your work. You can share even more by completing the About, Video, and Contact sections.
You can check out pricing and further details for WebsiteBuilder.com by visiting their Pricing section.
For Writers and Bloggers
What you have to say is important; whether in a book, article, or blog. So you want to create a website that presents your ideas, thoughts, and authored books and articles in an attractive way. Share your love of the written word along with more about yourself with these helpful templates.
Weebly has several delightful blog templates from food to fitness to travel.
Haberdasher provides a simple, clean, professional appearance. There are links at the top for Blog, About, and Contact and blocks on the main page for things like social media links and a newsletter signup. You can use the neat collage in the center to highlight skills, articles, or categories.
You can review subscription options on the Weebly website in the Pricing section. Depending on the type of blog you plan to have, Wix has a variety of templates to cover many genres.
Healthy Living is a blog template with a bright color scheme and sliding images to catch the eye of your visitors. You also have spots along the right side as you scroll down to add sponsors, social media links, a tag cloud, and a newsletter signup.
Parenting Blog is a cute template for a family website. This one has similar items along the right side like the Healthy Living template. The blocks on the main page offer space for a title, date, description, photo, and a link to Read More. And, the About section is a great spot to share more about your parenting story.
Unlike many similar sites, Wix has a section of templates dedicated to writers. Whether you are an author, editor, poet, or copywriter, there is a template for you.
Author & Poet is a template with an appealing color theme and single-page layout. The vintage typewriter at the top is perfect for writers in any genre. The navigation offers a quick way for visitors to jump to the section of the page they want to see.
For Portfolios and Resumes
You should always have your portfolio or resume handy, even if you are not actively looking for a new opportunity. With these templates for resumes, CVs, and portfolios, you will be ready to show your experience and skills to anyone, anywhere.
While Weebly may not have as big of a selection as other sites, you will find a few charming portfolio templates.
Paper has a large image at the top that stretches the width of the page. The menu icon at the top expands to show the navigation to additional sections. But, the main page could easily be used for all items from photos to text to social media links.
For resumes, Wix has templates that are both functional and nice-looking.
The Professional CV template offers a single-page layout with quick navigation links as well. You can complete sections for Experience, Education, Clients, Skills, and Expertise. The areas are separated well giving the entire resume a comfortable flow.
The Curriculum Vitae resume template from Wix is another terrific option. This one stands out with its simple navigation right from the main page. Your visitors can pop over to your resume, work, or skills with a click. And, each of the sections carries the same look and feel for a finished product that will make you proud.
For Events and Weddings
Whether you are planning an upcoming event or are about to say “I do”, get the word out with an eye-catching website. Since these templates were created for special occasions of all kinds, you will have your announcement created in no time.
For an event such as a conference, take a look at the offerings from Weebly.
Dusk is designed with a classic dark appearance. You can put a large, stunning photo at the top that will catch attention from every visitor. Then, complete the event details, add an RSVP section, and provide contact information. You can use photos, text, and headings to make the sections really pop.
With a wide variety of event type templates, Wix has many options from conferences to performances to celebrations.
Latin Dance Studio is an attention-grabbing template. You can add a video to the top to entice your visitors even more. The event details can be place on the main page or accessed from the short and sweet navigation at the top.
Romantic Wedding Invite from Wix is a great template to announce that important date. It has a pretty background with sections for ceremony and reception details, a map to help your guests arrive, and a handy spot for the bridal registry. You can also include photos and your own fairy tale story.
Funky Engagement gives you space to upload silly photos, add your story with a casual flair, and still include all the details needed for your rehearsal dinner and ceremony along with maps. Try this if your style is more fun and upbeat than traditional and classic.
Are You Ready to Create Your Site?
The websites offering the templates listed here provide the simple tools you need to create the perfect site for you. You do not have to be a web designer or developer, can upload photos and images easily, and include text where you need it.
While these are wonderful options for creating the exact type of personal website you need, there are more out there. So if you have a gem that you would like to share, please feel free to comment below!
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