10 prestigiuous places for your on-line portfolio

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Graphic designer and the founder of Bazinga Designs, likes ukulele and Gorillaz.

10 prestigious places to present your online portfolio for free.


1. The Behance network

Behance.netOne of the biggest online platforms for creative professionals. It's worth noting that BN puts no restrictions on the amount of uploaded works. The process of creating and publishing your portfolio is very pleasant and straight forward. If you look for inspiration - it's the portal for you.

http://www.behance.net 



2. Flickr

Good site for storing and organising enormous amount of projects, pictures and photos. You're free to upload 2 videos + about 300 megabytes of pictures a month. Great gallery browsing engine and separate privacy/license settings for each picture make Flickr one of the best places to share the works with the rest of the world. Flickr Groups enable you to find people with similar interests as well as gain exposure from certain kinds of viewers. 

http://www.flickr.com



3. Myspace

One of the biggest social networks that offers unique, simple and eyecandy URL, pictures / videos / music upload and the ability to create your own network of fans. If you're skilled at HTML/CSS/Flash you can freely customise your myspace to match the individual needs. Myspace events planning is a very useful tool, too.


http://www.myspace.com



4. Dribble

Share your works with a twist. Upload a small version of the project you're working on and let the community tell you how it feels like. Dribble nicely lets you search the projects by colors and has an excellent design & feel that will make for a great background for your presentation.
http://www.dribble.com 





5. Deviantart

A portal for artists and lovers of art in all forms, on-line since 2K.  Easy to use, classy and free place for your portfolio. 

http://www.deviantart.com/





6. Blurb

Relatively young portal that focuses on online publishing and sharing of books and magazines. I know myself how amazing is the feeling of holding a newly printed book with your name on the cover. Simple to use and made with passion portal that gives you a completely new and exciting way of presenting your portfolio.

http://www.blurb.com/




7. ISSUU

The fastest growing platform for publishing online books, newspapers and magazines. It takes you only a few minutes to create an amazing portfolio. 33 millions of readers a month speaks for itself.

http://www.issuu.com/ 




8. TUMBLR

Share everything you love. Publish your texts, photos, links, music and movies using your browser, smartphone or e-mail. You can easily customise the looks of your page on your own or use one of the cool templates provided here free of charge.

http://www.tumblr.com/ 



9. WORDPRESS.COM

The biggest blogging space in the world, operating since 2003. It's a fully customisable and continuosly developped Open Source project that comes in two flavors: you can either  register on wordpress.com and put your blog in minutes under a nice and free wordpress domain or download the engine and run it on your own server. Countless number of plugins, themes and tutorials will let you publish with almost no restrictions.

http://www.wordpress.com/



10. BLOGGER

Had been running by 3 friends from San Francisco, later bought by Google. Quickly publish your content on the web without the knowledge of programming languages. Simple yet manageable and customisable place giving you a nice controll over your portfolio.

http://www.blogger.com/