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Pros And Cons Of Creating A Single Page Portfolio Website

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A single-page portfolio website is a great way to sell yourself. One page is often all anyone needs to see to make a judgement about your work, but it does limit what you get to showcase, so there are pros and cons to this type of website.


●The one page format allows you to  to showcase your work without any pretense. By limiting the amount of information you put on your page, you are sure to only show off your best work.

●One page leaves an impression on even those who are “click phobic”. Many people are too lazy to click through the pages of a website unless they are truly interested in its content. By having all of your content on one page you keep “click phobic” from clicking away to soon.

●SEO Targeting. By having a single page, all of your website’s SEO rankings relate to that one page, driving your ranking higher and giving you a competitive edge.

Despite there being many benefits to having a single-page portfolio website, there are drawbacks as well.


●Single page websites take a long time to load. Since you have packed all of your information and your entire portfolio onto one page, that one page will take a long time to load. Longer load times sometimes lead to bored customers who close the tab before they’ve even seen your work.

●Custom attributes, like horizontal scrolling, don’t work in every browser. Horizontal scrolling and other custom attributes seem like a unique way of expressing yourself in theory, but in practice they can be quite detrimental. They increase the load time, and frequently irritate potential customers who want to scroll through quickly without a lot of fuss.

●Messy or cluttered design. Because your site has only one page the design is even more important than it was before. Adding too many elements can lead to a website that is cluttered and difficult to read.

●Information Overload: If you have a lot to say about yourself, or if you do work in several fields, a one-page website may not be for you. Adding too much information will not only clutter the page, but distract from the message you are trying to send. One page websites work best when there is only one thing to feature.

Before creating your single page portfolio website, consider the following:

●How much information do I want to share? If you are trying to promote your business across many industries, or have a lot of media, you may wish to spread your work across several pages for better load times and information management.

●Your Design Skills. When there is only one page, your design skills are more important than ever.  Poor design on any website may prevent a potential customer from ever returning.

There are several pros-and-cons to creating a single page portfolio or a multi paged website. Consider your options carefully, and make sure you understand the best way to organize the information you wish to present to the world before you begin to work on your website.

Pixpa lets you to create portfolio website for photographers,artists and designers in order to let them showcase, share and sell their work online.

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