SmugMug

User Rating
  • Beautifully-designed, mobile-responsive portfolio templates
  • Quick and easy to get started – get your site live in under an hour
  • Wide range of ecommerce options for selling your photos
Score
9.1
Ease of Use
Simple
Templates
510+

SmugMug Review

SmugMug is one of the oldest photo-sharing and image hosting services on the web. Over the years, it developed an extensive set of features and services tailored to photographers of different levels from family photo enthusiasts to professional photographers from diverse fields (studio, wedding, and event photographers, etc.).

As a travel photographer and blogger, I adapted and integrated only selective features of SmugMug that are important to my specific needs pertaining to travel and blogging.I do not use it for personal or family photography; I have Google Plus for that. I only use SmugMug website creator for my professional activities.

Beautiful Portfolio Designs

SmugMug has a collection of the most beautiful designs for your photography website or portfolio. Each design is extremely flexible and fully customizable. It also features a design editor that allows you to create a custom design or a custom theme. Your imagination is the only limitation here.

But, in 99% of cases, the designs SmugMug provides are good enough for even the most demanding photographers and designers.

In my case, I hardly used any customizations. My Portfolio is based on a SmugMug default design. I use only two types of layouts; one is for the home page where I display portfolio photos at full screen size with endless scroll, the other layout is the library view where you can see thumbnails of the portfolio images.

You cannot go wrong with any design. I really like that every SmugMug layout makes your photography the centerpiece of its design.

# Score Plans Main Advantage Get Started
9.8
Templates
500+

 

  • Highly intuitive and easy-to-use editor
  • Great value for money and help features
  • Highest public recommendation of any website builder
9.4
Templates
60+

 

  • Best quality templates in terms of design and flexibility
  • Best quality features of any builder on the market
  • Full customization control without need for coding
9.1
Templates
510+

 

  • Beautifully-designed, mobile-responsive portfolio templates
  • Quick and easy to get started – get your site live in under an hour
  • Wide range of ecommerce options for selling your photos
5.1
Templates
30+

 

  • Pleasing templates and design elements
  • Keeps your branding consistent, with all design elements aligning to one particular theme.
  • Ability to change how your website looks on mobile within the desktop editor.
8.9
Templates
100+

 

  • Best website builder for small businesses, with all the basic tools you need to build a great business site.
  • Cool customizable templates.
  • Really helpful SEO guides in Weebly’s help and support center.