Ideaform

Format


5 / 5
184 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Format online portfolios are designed for professional photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, models and other professionals in creative fields.


Average Ratings

184 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $6.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Ideaform
  • www.format.com
  • Founded 2010
  • Canada

About Format

Format makes it easy for photographers, designers, artists, and illustrators to build, design and manage a professional online portfolio. Tens of thousands of creative professionals in over 190 countries use the platform to beautifully showcase their work, attract clients and grow their careers. Founded in 2010 in Toronto, Canada, Format is a self-funded company dedicated to empowering the freedom of artists.


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Format Features

  • Auto Update
  • Content Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Landing Pages/Web Forms
  • Online Booking Tools
  • Online Store Builder
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO Management
  • Survey Builder

Format Reviews Recently Reviewed!


I love using Format! The themes are clean and they always try to improve their product.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I really like how they upgrade and add new options continuously. Great support is there when you need it, and fairly quick as well. They added proofing, which was so important for me, and recently added some helpful tools like batch moving within the proofing category. This literally saves me hours of time. The themes are clean and versatile. If I want to have a change, it's really quick and simple to move to another theme. I really like that I can incorporate video, makes for a more interesting site for viewers.

Cons: I really don't have anything I dislike, except that I'm in Toronto, and that's their home base, however, I have to pay in US funds.

Overall: It's always up to date, and I don't have to worry about trying to code myself. Most importantly, I have a modern, professional site to send potential clients that I can be proud of.

I have been using Format for quite some time now and still think its the best option for me.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I love that it is quick and easy. I can change anything I need to in a matter of seconds. I love that the format team is always making improvements and doing their best to keep the user interface simple while giving their customers what they ask for.

Cons: I think there could be more plan options. I recently had to upgrade my website because I was going over in image count due to a recent shoot I was proofing for a client. I was shocked at the huge jump in price just for more image count. Not a whole lot of bang for the amount of bucks ($$$) there. I'll be downgrading again as soon as my client is done proofing their shoot.

I would like to see format increase the amount of themes available. I feel as though what I am using currently is *almost* what I want. But there are more things I would like to change but simply cannot. I would love to be able to create custom gallery sections, just like you are able to fully customize other pages (about pages, text sections, contact pages). I would also love to see some slideshow options - I want a rotating image section on my homepage and on my about page!

Overall: The ability to easily customize and update my website without hiring out someone to do so.

I currently use FORMAT as the main hosting service for promoting my portfolio.

Mar 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: FORMAT is my main tool for designing and managing my Official website as a photographer. I first tried and used it back in 2012. Since then, I am very satisfied and happy to be able to upload my work and feature my Photography work, as all the tools and design layouts are friendly to use and easy for managing different pages. The performance of the website is really good and I am very satisfied also by the fast response and kind guidance provided by their customer service.

Cons: It took me some time to realize that JPG picture format is running faster and its easier for upload and for loading the page. PNG Image format, especially if they are more than 5MB can cause delays in loading the pages of my portfolio, so I had to re-arrange the formats and re-upload only JPG Images. There isn't something particular that I dislike, maybe if the platform was supporting Flash video files and Intro pages it would be more enjoyable. But overall I am satisfied.

Overall: To promote and manage my Official website as a photographer.

Best place to get a website!

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the different premise layouts for the websites. The layouts are clean, modern, and they have a variety to choose from. If I ever have a problem, the customer service is always top notch. They go above and beyond to help with every single question I've had. They really care about the customers. You can do prettt much whatever you like with your website. It's very straightforward with how to set everything up.

Cons: There's not much, if anything, that I have a problem with. I'd like to have a video as the opening/home page, but you might be able to do that now (I'm not sure).

Overall: It helps me promote my brand and show my work in the best way possible.

The Format system allowed me to finally concentrate on images, not site maintenance.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Clean designs. Easy to upload and curate images. Provides an all-in-one package for any professional. Galleries, blogs, customization of presentation. Easy for viewers to navigate and professional content display. It allows me to spend little time on website updates and more time on creating content. Viewers appreciate the simplicity.

Cons: Not too many cons. Maybe some meta info on the files (file names and dates). Multiple windows would be nice to drag and drop from different pages/galleries, make it easier to move files. And maybe an archive function for protection.

Overall: I started building websites in 1995, cut and paste using Windows notepad. I worked my way up through HTML, WYSWYG, Dreamweaver, the lot. I finally grew tired of the maintenance, just wanting to do what I do best... photography. Format offered the elegance and simplicity I was looking for after reviewing many different options (Squarespace, Wix, many others). Oddly enough, I am from Toronto, but am now based in Nairobi, Kenya, but wasn't aware Format was in my former hometown around the corner from where I lived. Canadian expertise.

I am happy that I found Format, and want more people to know how awesome their product is.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Format is easy to use and offers many clean, non- distracting, and professional templates. The customer service crew is friendly and rapid in response. They want to know real details if you have a complaint. I've never had a problem with my site going offline or getting hacked. It is direct- unlike managing a site through wordpress. They surprise us with free new upgrades...like a store! I thought that was really cool.

Cons: I've been using the redesigned site administrator graphic upgrade and mentioned to customer service that I thought the earlier version was easier to navigate or see, perhaps it was a design/ contrast issue. I'm getting used to the new layout, so in some ways I'm used to the learning curve of a new graphic interface design. Perhaps another visualization option under the new scheme, or a few adjustments available for contrast settings would help.

Overall: So far Format is the only company I've found that has fulfilled my requirements for WYSIWYG site production at a reasonable cost.

The overall experience using Format.com is incredible. From A-Z they have every aspect covered!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That it's easy to use. I love the professional look of the themes but most importantly, I love the price point! If it was more money - it probably wouldn't be worth it but with the price point now in comparison to SquareSpace and other sites - its the best! I LOVE that it's a Canadian Company!

Cons: It has a few bugs with editing. I also wish the page designs were much for customizable! I wish that each page was able to have a separate "design theme". Sometimes certain galleries and projects deserve or need different designs or gallery viewings! Its limited for the entire website to one theme and type of gallery viewer!

Easy to use; Fabulous customer service!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Love the simplicity and functionality of the user interface. But my absolute favourite thing is the Format customer service. No waiting on the phone to get help from someone across the world needed... you message them over the website and they get back to you so soon! And they really do listen... if you ever find something you don't like or wish they had, they will most likely include this feature in their next update!

Overall: I've recommended Format to all of my photographer friends. It would be awesome if it were cheaper but I understand all the costs associated with running an interface like this and I'm happy to oblige with the cost!

Fantastic and amazing website builder that within a few clicks its professional.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My friend told me about Format after i needed to find a decent website builder to show my work and they weren't wrong. Three months later of hard building I had the best possible site to show my art and the hits have been amazing.

Its easy, fast and so clear and shows all styles for everyone that wants a professional website.

Text fonts, tones and unlimited pages and amazing colours and templates.

I would not suggest any other website builder then Format.

Cons: I do wish it would also offer a free usage for beginners or students who cannot afford to pay a month charge.

I've been with format for years now and their customer service has been great and very supportive.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Their customer service is great and I am very pleased. Also, I like the fact that I can customized most of the template. The templates are specialized for photographers and that is something I appreciate a lot.

Cons: Latest changes and new home page (where you login), I do not like the videos they put there. Template should become even more minimalistic. They way Pages are displayed could be improved, maybe on a different arrange of list. It would also be great to have a built-in app that help creating high quality GIF animations or flash videos.

Overall: A clean and elegant web site that impress my customers.

I am continually impressed with their platform for the last few years!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and functionality - beautiful templates! I was able to quickly figure out how to select a template, alter the template, etc. even without any type of quide. I've used Squarespace and Format is so much more intuitive to me. Also I love the simplicity of most of the templates and amount you can alter them. The Proofing site is a HUGE plus as well.

Cons: Was missing a type of template that I really wanted that most photographers use (via Squarespace). They had all the pieces separately across other templates but didn't put them together.

Overall: A beautiful professional website

Format is the perfect interface to share my portfolio, proof and deliver images, and shop my store.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's designed for creatives and so has all the necessary features built into the design. Presentation matters and my work always looks elegant on the site.

Cons: The easier it is to do complex things on the website, the better. I'm hoping (and maybe it's already happened) that you come out with a template that would allow me to organize all my projects visually on the home page in a way that would allow me to scan through images and also have a quick description. It might already exist and I haven't taken the time to find the right template or modify the code.

Easy to navigate and use, creating pages and adding items really is a breeze.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The accessibility, navigationsystems, the themes and clean UI/User Interface is what makes Format easy to use. What I do love the most with Format is how easy it is to create the pages you truly dream of.

Cons: Some pages won't show up in the correct order. An example would be:

The pages come up alphabetically in the "Pages" menu, but when you want to import images or pick a site to link up, the pages in the menu would show the pages in "oldest to newest" order. Quite confusing at first, but I can get used to it.

Overall: I got a really sweet portfolio with Format. Enough said!

I absolutely love Format - elegant, minimal look and easy to use

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The design templates, simplicity, very intuitive. The best part is customer service: everyone is extremely responsive and helpful. I love a real time chat feature to solve problems.

My favourite features: proof pages, sales area and customised pages.

I also get a lot of positive feedback on my website from my clients. I must say, the looks perfectly reflects my brand.

Cons: There are no cons at the moment - everything seems to work properly. One feature I would love to see in the future is having a quality full screen video on the home page.

Easy to update and great SEO functionality

Sep 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love its graphic style and easy user interface, it is easy to design your website by quickly reviewing your changes.

Cons: The inability to have different sorts of galleries within one website- I would like to display my images in different ways on different pages. I would also like to be able to link to individual galleries by clicking on a single image as opposed to that just bringing up that single image.

Overall: Ease of use, easy to understand and modify, great customer service very fast and very clear in their instructions.

So far the best software for building websites. I can be focused on my work instead of fixing bugs.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customer support is awesome here! They are answering my questions immediatelly.

Format is nice because if you want to keep it simple you can, as I do. I just use it for simple gallery to showcase my photograph and never had any problems with that.

Feature called "proofing" saved me a lot of time with selecting photos remotely with my clients. And also it is good because you look more professional with this proofing thing instead of sending numbers of files via email.

I would highly recommend this for a photographers.

Cons: There are some times that working in "manager panel" is really slow but it's not a big thing. For now the only feature that is missing is uploading files in the background, so you can work on other things in your website while uploading a gallery.

Great Marketting Tool but in need of updates for photographers

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is a great visual software that showcases my work really well

Cons: The best photography display option for me does not go fully across the screen- it would be great to have a bit more flexibility with the software to enable this and other updates so that the display matches the current trends.

Overall: Really incredible, their customer service is second to none, everyone in the team is very knowledgeable about their software and willing to walk you through anything you need to know

Suitable my little photography bussiness. Very easy to manage my portfolio and client´s galleries.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nice look, great tools which makes my work much easier. The best one is the capability to load my galleries directly from my editing software to my pages and to see the client´s choise right back in the connected editing software. Really easy for my clients to use. Save my time as well as theirs.

Cons: Emails sent from the pages are not archived, so there is a need to insert myself in a copy. Most of the fonts are not applicable for our diacritic.

Overall: Really easy to use. Connection with Lightroom. Easy to use for clients - including favouriting choosen photos and being able to see that back in LR. Great customer service!

I'm very happy with Format, being a user for many years!

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: User friendly, straight forward and clean. Anyone with min understanding of how to create a website can use and navigate it.

Cons: More options in designs and themes. Would love to see some new and exciting options, like when you can just roll the pages down instead of clicking and going to another page and...

Overall: It helps me show my work to the world and connect with like minded people. Also helps me with ethics's business side of what I do.

My experience has been very positive

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Clean and focused on content. It's easy to access on multiple platforms. I believe this is the future of online portfolios.

Cons: The templates are functional but not so different between each other. I wish it could be more visual impact without neglecting its functionality - this is why I stick with Format.

Overall: Easy to access on multiple platforms and operating systems. Clean and clear design, totally focused on content.

I am using Format platform for more than 5 years. I am extremely satisfied with all their services.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, nice design and plenty of options and themes. Its really easy to upload pictures, manage and reconstruct the design and the way they appear.

Cons: No flash intro for a website. I wanted to add a flash intro theme with a moving image or effect but this is not supported. You can only add a video or GIF images as an intro page but not Flash.

Overall: I promoted my work and my professional portfolio.

I love what Format offers. I have used other software company and this is by far a winner.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the interface and the look of my site is fresh and clean; Lot of themes to choose from. I also love the fact that Format has "proofing", it allows me to easily share my images with clients and that make a world of difference in my workflow.

Cons: I wish I could save my client's email in the proofing, on the back-end. I also wish I could send Tiff files via the "proofing" app.

Love the simplicity of use and clean look, but at times there are MAJOR malfunctions.

Sep 12, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the easy to use, drag and drop software. I also appreciate the themes as well as the clean overall look of the portfolio website. The shop feature has much to be desired.

Cons: At times there are major malfunctions. For instance, I've had to disable my store because the same image is showing up for every single product. This is an image I initially used months ago as a placeholder, but have since deleted in each listing. When I try to edit the listing, I see the actual product images I have uploaded, but when I preview it on my site, it still shows that random placeholder image from months ago. The thing is I had NO idea that my shop looked like that and for how long? Who knows! It's quite embarrassing and I'm unsure how to proceed.

Great Website, I love the options.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like the templates in Format and the ability to be able to use them and customise the different options. I like the way they work on mobiles and different formats.

Cons: I don not like the way the Videos are embedded on either Youtube or Vimeo, I would like them to be native to format. Also better options for Video style formats.

Overall: My website drives sales, and allows me to show my work to my customers.

Easy to use and looks great.

Sep 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the way Format are always refining and improving their offering. Also, if you want coding changes they are always super helpful and quick to implement.

Cons: Some thought needs to go into the online shop offering. Currently I'm not able to make the images as large as I would like to help customer decision making. But I'm sure they're working on it!

Good

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of migration to my bluehost website domain. Changes to the site were not instant - they took about 24 hours to take full effect.

I checked my after one day, the domain connection was working. Changes to your registrar's site are not instant

It's best to check your connection after one day.You will know that your domain connection worked - have to enter www before the domain, or it doesn't work (ie., www,davenportprojex.com as opposed to davenportprojex.com ).

Be sure to check that www comes up in the address bar.

Cons: Limited options for access to the application templates for sites. Not very clear guidance on adding background music to a website.

Format makes web page creating so easy! I love how I can easily update and make changes on my site.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The crisp design and layout! I love how easy it is to upload images. This system is easy to use and I am not a tech person. I truly believe I'm getting an awesome value for my money!

Cons: I would like to have stats about visits to my page and useage. I need to know who is visiting my page and how.

Overall: I have total control over my web page anytime.

Very easy interface and beautiful designs let me focus on my own projects, instead of web design!

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very easy and intuitive, but still offers ways to customize templates to fit your needs. I had found other web building sites daunting, but Format is clean, professional, and lets me focus on actually doing art, instead of biting my nails over web design. I appreciate the frequent updates, and very fast customer service.

Cons: The price could be a deterrent to some people, but honestly, I'll probably never move my two websites to a different host.

Overall: Format is wildly easy to use, with beautiful templates to choose from, and an unimaginably large breadth of customization an artist can utilize. I host two of my websites on Format, and will likely never go back! I appreciate the frequent updates, and occasional emails and "tips" the team sends out.

Seamless way to create a high quality, professional website!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: - Variety of templates and customizable designs

- Ease of use, uploading and editing content making the website your own without needing to know the technicalities of coding

- Great customer service! I've been a customer for almost four years.

- Works really well for photographers, or professionals looking to showcase many images.

- Mobile friendly!

- Locked in rate when joining.

Cons: There is not anything I can think of that I like least about Format. I guess you can possibly run into another website that looks like yours if they used the same design which looks kind of bad.

Overall: A beautiful website that I've gained many freelance jobs because of!

Very friendly and efficient customer service! and always introducing new features which is fun.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It's simple and pretty! Makes my portfolio look professional and high quality. Its easy to add and delete things as i please.

Cons: the recent overhaul of the back end was quite an adjustment. Old version seemed a bit easier to navigate right off the bat (but i've gotten used to it!)

Overall: easily contacted by potential customers

Using format since long time and still satisfied comparing it with others internet tools

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to change site style so rapidly and yearly subscription as well is a great opportunity to review your work

Cons: What I think must be improved is the flexibility in fonts choise and the quantity as well; also the pictures positioning should be more simple and with more options

Overall: More visibility

Outstanding portfolio provider. Easy to use and excellent customer service.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: They are constantly improving their services and features and furthermore provide an excellent customer service.

Cons: There are some occasional bugs, that restrict the usability. Once my website was suddenly down for quite some time. But they are alsways working hard to fix everything as fast as possible.

Amazing

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using format for about 4 years now and choosing them over other website builders was the best decision. Compared to square space and other platforms, format is definitely the most straight forward and easy to use. They have a super simple which makes even the messiest website clean and minimal. The proofing link section has made my life way easier for sure.

Cons: I wish there were more options to choose from for layouts and fonts. I think it would be cool to have some animations to choose from, Maybe even a logo designer. Besides that there really isn't much more I would change.

Overall: I can showcase my work on a beautiful easy to use platform.

Best service for Artists and Creatives. I've used format since 2013 and I'm still very happy with it

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Customer service is the best, very kind and always in time to reach back. Very helpful with any solution or problem that we as customers might experience.

Cons: Maybe just the new layout design but I'm sure we'll get used to it with time. But overall the service is incredibly easy to access and use.

Format always comes through, from UX to support to innovation of an already great product.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: They constantly innovate to enrich the client & end user experience. They help when needed and staff are awesome.

Value for money is a no-brained with Format: it is excellent.

Cons: There is very little to say about the downside of this software. I love it and would change.nothing about it.

An easy and user friendly way to present a creative portfolio, with contemporary templates.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to use and keep up to date with the drag and drop backend, but fully open advanced customisation to let custom CSS personalise the website.

Cons: Without a knowledge of website design, the default backends don't cover some basic elements of customisation.

Overall: Easy to use. Looks good.

Format has helped my social presence flourish

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use of everything about the site! I am able to edit each aspect of my website simply and effectively

Cons: There could always be more themes but I am happy with everything honestly. Also an application for android on the Google play store wouldn't go a miss!

Overall: A social presence

I found the Format software by chance, while visiting the page of a photographer, friend of mine.

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The easyness of approach in the construction of a webpage available for people like me, that know nothing about html language or programming. The possibility of choosing between different themes to give the best professional look at the galleries showing my photographic works.

Cons: There are very few things that I like the least of this software, mostly technical.

But as I wrote above I have little knowledge of programming.

Would love to have more flexibility in fonts and writing parts. And more possibilities to create a cover to start the webpage.

Overall: A lot of people got connected with my works and received positive messages about my page.

Great for online portfolios and professional websites,

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Format is that it both works for personal blogs and professional websites including web shops.

Cons: The least part I like is that there aren't a lot of preset designs available. The ones that are available are great though.

Overall: Professional portfolio

It does what it shows you and it doesn't change the rules without notifying beforehand

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Usability is key in the template designs and it gives me freedom of polishing the design to my own needs. The information/help is good and I think the helpdesk chat is very good. I'm always taken seriously and the answers are always straight and not packed in commercial sales type wording. Compared to the big other sites they don't change things dramatically into something I don't need or pay for. It's value for money.

Cons: ssl is still not available but it's on the list of high priority. Sometimes photos loading time is a bit too slow on broadband lines and 4g. Some of the design tweaking brings in some trial and error which slows down the proces but I can live with that.

Overall: Exposure and acknowledgement plus some very interesting invitations and opportunities.

I loved using format, its easy to use and I love how fast the support team answers my questions.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great costumer support from the chat box.

Easy to use design and themes.

Great proofing.

Beautiful typography to choose from.

Cons: Not enough themes for wedding photography in mind and more options to add in the contact form.

The photo galleries don't save automatically like they used to.

You can't watermark just one proofing gallery.

Proofing doesn't let you know when someone downloads all the images from the download button.

You can't add a group page linked to a blog post.

Doesn't have a Facebook group with format team and users for support and questions.

Overall: I have a nice easy to use website.

It's easy to use , and I often update my photos, so storage is very important to me.

Sep 23, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the design of this site theme, there are many different simple design, and easy way to operate.

Cons: I can not download photos from my format website to my computer, and the new admin interface is a bit unaccustomed.

Overall: Can introduce my work to others

A very good website builder, easy to operate and navigate for my clients.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Multiple themes that designed to show case my portfolio. I've been using slideshow themed to showcase my portfolio to my clients, and most of them found that my portfolio site is very easy to navigate.

Cons: All I can say this software is almost flawless. I think the 14-day trial is way too short for some of the first time portfolio builders. In my own opinion, I think trial day should be a at least 30 days because I spent more than a week just designing the layout how I wanted.

Overall: Client Proofing, I can actually send the photos directly to my clients to request feedback instead wasting my time through Dropbox or WeTransfer

When ever I need help their customer service is always there to help

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how I am able to have a sleek website design at an affordable price. And how easy it is to customize it

Cons: There's not much I don't like about it but if I were to say it would be that I wish there were more design options

Overall: Clients book me

I LOVE THIS SITE

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's user-friendly, professional and affordable. I am able to update my work in a matter of minutes. It is completely amazing. I recommend format to everyone that asks me about websites. Best purchase for my business!

I found Format easy to use and the customer service chat excellent.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to set up and nice templates and they set up and linked my domain name that I found extremely helpful

Cons: Format is easy to use with nice templates but the ease is also because the choices of things you can control are limited this for me was mostly an asset so I did not get lost in a sea of choices but a pity I could not implement a few more design features like centering text in the additional text boxes, making a subtitle in a special font and adding call to action buttons

Overall: I actually managed on my own without being tech savvy to make two websites for my business without suffering

Awesome!

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that it's so easy to use! I'm not great with graphic design & all that tech stuff but I was able to make a nice looking website on my own. And when I needed help someone was always available & if not they got back to me quickly

Cons: I can't integrate custom fonts. For some of my pages I'd like to use fonts that I've purchased for a more customized look

Faithful for over 3 years

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like how easy it is to manipulate your work on the site. The additions with proofing available have also made a difference in the way I operate.

Cons: I wish there were a few more templates to choose from or atleast some seasonal ones. I feel that they have stayed pretty consistent with the same ones for a few years now. Also, for personal reasons, I prefer for when photos are uploaded, for them to be added to the top of the page, but they tend to go to the bottom, so especially when its a bulk import it can be a bit tedious brining them up one by one.

Great website builder

Aug 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely easy to use. It requires the user to create an account, upload their images and then allows for customization or switching between themes. Users can link a custom domain and view their live site easily from the dashboard.

Cons: The theme library was slightly limited. Otherwise its a great portfolio builder option.

I love it, user friendly.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: simple, great designs, wonderful customer service. My customers Love the proofing feature. So versatile.

Cons: I don't like the way the mobile app works. I can do nothing on it. I wish I could access my account and dowload fotos for social media sharing.

Overall: It gives my photography business a better image. clients love that they can access thier photos whenever they want.

User for over 3 years.

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This was the first software I ever used for my photography portfolio and haven't looked back since. Its extremely easy to use and provides me just what I need to showcase my work.

Cons: It has a limited amount of things that you can manipulate. Wix is better for specifics but overall to showcase your portfolio, it does the trick. One thing that I do not like as well is its lack of showing analytics. If I am not mistaken, you need to pay a bit extra to see those where as with other providers they offer that standard.

Excellent way to show off your resume and products

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use for the program. Easy to load new attachments. Several templates that can showcase your work.

Cons: Don't like the new design updates that keep coming up, I am happy with what I have. Some of the formatting needs to be fixed. When you list a series of items as bullets, if the bullet is too long it returns to the next line and does not lie up (with the bullet indent) Also would like to be able to add more pdf file attachments and add a video to the site

Overall: Big help to expand the resume information and place all of my relevant data in one place

Looks good, easy to use

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I particularly like the modular approach of the themes. It makes it easy to adapt each one to your own needs. This actually means you can have your site up and running quickly. And amend just as quickly. The supplied font choices are simple but nicely chosen to suit a website for a creative.

Cons: Personally, I'd like to be able to add a carousel easily. I imagine if I upgraded I'd be able to add some javascript to the code to do this. But it doesn't seem to be possible on the personal level. Occasionally it can be a bit tricky to get image sizes right. Getting them small enough rather than too large that is.

Overall: I was able to get a new site up and running very quickly. That not only looked good but was responsive.

Easy, fast and great for making quick changes from my phone app on the go

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the templates and designs you have to offer, but most importantly the ease of use and simplicity of the website designs and manufacture.

Cons: I have one niggle with my website, where I want the left side bar to go from the top to bottom of the screen, instead of having to scroll. I want my clients to be able to see all the galleries I have to offer, and have contacted customer support about this, although they said it's just a problem with my template.

Overall: A great website, changeable quickly and easily

I Love Format. So easy to use and aesthetic too.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Format looks faboulus. The proposed templates are refined and esthetic. It's dead easy to use. Uploading pics couldn't be easier. On rare occasions I've had to call customers service for help and I've always been given positive advice very fast.

Cons: There's hardly anything I don't like about Format. Perhaps Id like to have a little more control over the typos and general layout. But all in all it's nearly always met my needs.

Overall: It's helped me to showcase my work effectively over past few years.

Easy to use!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Makes my site look professional and easy for users to navigate through. It's simple and light and I love the quality of options

It has been a good experience, its easy to work with.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The support: its fantastic when i have a doubt or i need some help, i get an answer very fast and thats very awesome! And i also like the is so simple to work with, with just a little patience you can learn how to do just about everything cause its very well explained.

Cons: i think what i like least is the fact that i can't choose different templates do each page, so if i wanted one album to be like all the photos are in thumbnails and you click and opens and have a different setting in a different album is not possible. but other than that i dont have anything to say negatively about it.

Overall: my clients get easier access to my portfolio.

The most artistic platform to showcase your portfolio

Aug 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how minimal, responsive & unique Format's themes are and how professional yet artistic it looks. The credibility of my photography business went up a tenfold with format and truly has an artistic presence to it that I never had with Squarespace. I also love the wide variety of options to customize your site and make it your own- without needing to code.

Cons: The jump from the lowest plan (100 images/15 pages/3 products) to the middle plan (1,000 images, 20 products, unlimited pages, etc) is kind of a big jump, but the price overall is very affordable.

Good

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That's it's easy to use! People are helpfull when i ask or have some question. But i think they can make the format for model Agencies a lot asier.

Cons: That it doesn't work somethimes. That i can't move pictures . I think they can work on that! Why is it not possible?

Amazing

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy and practical, it's very easy to navigate through and everything is easy to understand and change, it' very simple but the best website for me

Cons: Limitations of features. There are some features that I would love to have but format just doesn't have it yet.

I really enjoy using this web hosting site!!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It works great with the user interface and I feel like I have total control! The creative team who designs the web designs are the biggest sell for myself, also being able to use proofing is a game changer!

Cons: I feel as though sometimes the site lags on upload time, but that is the only downside! I wish they did not increase, the biggest selling point at first with the limited designs was the price now I feel as though I am not a qualified customer.

Great for my website!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how easy this is to use, and that someone is always there to help. It's been a great way to start my business & the layout is beautiful.

Cons: Sometimes the layout confuses me a bit but I'm not sure how I'd change it. It's pretty good for the most part!

What I most like about format is its ease of use and absolutely excellent customer support.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love its ease of use, nothing is overcomplicated, the site management is so easy, makes it absolutely enjoyable updating my website every time.

Cons: There's nothing I can mention here, really. The only thing I miss at the moment is the blog being able to subscribed to or followed but knowing format, this will be available soon too as all great features that come along almost weekly.

Overall: A beautiful website will all the benefit that can bring for you if using wisely.

Best website platform I have used! Intuitive and well designed.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Format has beautiful templates that are very easy to use and customize. It's easy to set up, design, and update your website. It's also very straightforward to link your domain.

Cons: It would be nice to see additional templates, and for it to be a bit easier to rearrange images within a gallery (sometimes the click & drag is buggy and they don't move.)

Overall: I get compliments on my website from prospective clients, and it's definitely a good format to showcase my work.

easy to use but not look easy

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I think its really easy to use and customize a page.

but a designed page doesnt look easy to people.

People always ask me where and how I design my page.

Cons: I know if I have more free to customize page, It would be more difficult to use. But sometimes, I wish that I have more rooms to change things on pages.

Overall: I could design my homepage easily and much cheaper than hiring technician.

Has been easy to use to to the amazing customer service team. They've solved every problem I've had!

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazing themes to use for my site but I'm still able to make it unique and my own. There's always a solution for something that I don't know much about how to do.

Cons: So far I've been unable to put a video that automatically plays on my site. This is something that is at the top of my priority list.

Overall: An excellent place to showcase my work and for my clients to see what services they're getting before having to contact me directly.

Very simple and efficient.

Sep 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The costumer service and the simplicity of using this platform. The fact that the portfolios have a clean and professional look and that there are very useful tools for marketing purposes.

Cons: The fact that on the pro website, still features the name "format" even if you pay an extensive amount per year. I am not fond of products using its clients as publicity.

Overall: Clean portfolio, professional outlook.

Simply Amazing

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use, since day one I jumped right in and learned how to manage everything really fast. The picture quality always looks beautiful and crisp! I love how handy the Proofing feature is, it's perfect for clients and so easy to use. Lastly, anytime I need help with something, the live chat is so convenient and everyone is so helpful. I will be a long time user of Format!

Cons: Sometimes it's a little slow at uploading photos, and I wish there were more themes to choose from. But overall no complaints!

Anytime i needed a question answered it was always made easy.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Id have to say the price and simple categories when trying to set up the right type of website you want. you can get started quickly, theres not much room to procrastinate.

Cons: the new editing area for the themes aren't as easy to navigate as it used to me, maybe too many options. which I'm sure is great for many people just not me

Overall: Many gigs, and referrals from the simple design.

Format is everything I've been looking for in website building/maintenance.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how accommodating Format is, overall- between the myriad of beautiful, completely customizable templates, to the prompt and helpful customer support, to the shocking affordability, I feel like every single facet of website building/maintaining has been taken into account. The sensitivity to the needs of the user is very apparent.

It's really easy to use , with no experience i was able to customize my website in less than a day

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: simplicity at it's best . Easy to use and set up.you have your own store without passing through a 3rd party so i am able to sell my prints and presets

Cons: Wish they had more templates .But i foud the one that suits me so i can really complain. hahhahahah

Overall: I got a lot of clients due to the proffesionalism of the website.My revenue double due to the availability of my own store

sleek, streamlined, professional, fun

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You don't need coding experience and they've curated designs for every type of website! I like how all the designs look extremely professional and unlike other websites that fall under the same category. They hold themselves and their products to a higher caliber and I really feel like I'm getting my money's worth.

Cons: It's not as customizable as I wish it could be, but for the price and ease of use, its worth it. I got my boyfriend to use the same website for his business and he proved that there is a bit of a learning curve, but once you've learned the ropes, the website is easy to navigate.

Overall: I have an inexpensive, professional looking portfolio to show my clients.

Very easy to use and figure out, great ability to customize. Affordable and amazing customer service

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The drag and drop is easy to use, and it looks great. You can easily figure out what any problems or elements are, and how to adjust them. There's a easy web pop up to get to customer service if you have any issues. They offer a blog, store, portfolio, client gallery, and all sorts of templates so that you can "do it all". They also helped me with linking to my domain and everything that entailed.

Cons: There was a bit of experimentation necessary to figure out how to properly use the tag system, it's a bit different from others I've used, but easy to fix once I figured it out.

Overall: A beautiful website and a one place to do most aspects of what I need from my site.

Great software for professional photographers

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: My clients keep giving me positive feedback on my website and the client portal created with this Format software.

Overall: More clients and a great online portfolio

Beautiful online portfolio in seconds

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Format is easy to use and great for creative people who want to share their work in a professional and clean way.

Cons: I feel that there needs to be more customization and new themes. Needs more options on changing the themes to better suit your personality.

Overall: Showing people my work. Booking clients and getting clients. Proofing is a huge plus and I really appreciate it.

Format makes building a good looking website incredibly easy.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: How easy it is to upload photographs and change the layout and style of your website. Also how easy it is to contact the support staff with the chats.

Cons: I don't know, I really have all of my needs fulfilled by format and the team. I haven't added a shop yet to my website so will find out later if i find that more complicated.

Overall: Everything I need.

I've been using Format since years ago. I am very happy with it.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is very easy to manage and the designs fit perfect with my work. I like also all the options there are for add social links to it.

Cons: Mails notification from proofing take too long to receive, sometimes almost 24 hours. I have clients who I need to know asap their choices from proofing. Would be awesome if the mail notifications are faster.

Love how easy everything is and love the layout options

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and layout options. I love being able to have a store on my website. That alone is worth being with Format.

Cons: Wish there were little more options of styles, but I'm sure that will be coming in the future. Being able to move text around without having to use HTML would be nice or being able to change Font colours would be nice too!

Very good! I'm super pleased with Format.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use. The interface is very intuitive and the customer support is amazing. I recommend it to anyone looking to build an online portfolio.

Cons: I feel like there are a limited amount of templates, compared say to Squarespace. Additionally, I wish there were more options within the templates for individual page design.

I've been using format for a while and my experience has been really good so far.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: - Application is User friendly

- Right in my budget so it is great value for money

- I used because a friend recommended it so its a trusted and tested platform

Cons: I'am a professional photographer but have constraints on budget so for the money I'm spending, wish there were more professional design templates available on Format

Format is easy to use and well made with a great support team for when the occasional snag occurs.

Sep 23, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The way my site looks and how easy it is to update it. Format allows me a sleek look for my website without much effort on my part, and when I need to add more images or share more information, I can do so without stress.

Cons: It seems a little weak on SEO capabilities. I've done all I can to make it as good as possible (as far as I know), but it doesn't seem to stick well to Google image search. Will have to research more.

Overall: A professional website for me to maintain my portfolio and credentials on.

Easy to set up, use and modify

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is teriffic - I like the ability to change design motifs. I very much like the mobile app. I haven't used the Instagram plugin yet - but it sounds promising and useful.

Cons: Certain modifications that are not in the templates are difficult if not impossible . I wish there were more text options in terms of spacing

I mostly like Format. Sometimes I am frustrated by the limitations.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What I most like is how intuitive it is. I am able to work efficiently, and make pages look the way I want them to using tools as they are laid out.

Cons: What I least like is that it can be very inflexible. I think there should be more options. I want to be able to mix and match styles. I am paying a lot of money to be confined.

Always an easy task to update my website

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I am always happy with the end product of my website, considering the ease and speed of which I can put pages together, websites look professional and clean. It is also easy to completely change the design of a whole website without loosing data and time. I do enjoy the option of previewing of new designs with my site

Cons: Sometimes after a Format update, I can find it tricky to find features or links to update my site again... But I do always find them eventually. For example, I found it difficult to find the options for social media links last week. But overall I am always happy.

Overall: I get a platform to advertise and promote my work, I often get positive comments about my websites

Easy and breezy.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to maintain my site. The customization tools are great. Easy setup and design. Makes it easy to hand over to a client.

Cons: The changes in layout and design took a bit to learn. Would love more customizable templates. Ipad or mobile site should have ability to make custom changes.

Overall: An easy customizable and economical site.

Very easy to update, smooth navigation and beautiful interface and templates available.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The nice templates available, the way editing the content is easy, the format interface easy to navigate.

Cons: I don't think there is a template optimized for a film/video portfolio. Right now, the videos are managed just like photos but they shouldn't be. Also, some templates still don't work that well on mobile.

It's been great. Every featured that's been added has helped improve the site

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the beautiful themes and I love that the proofing and blogging are all included. The other thing I love is the blog. The blog is so helpful!

Cons: Nothing at the moment. I think there are always places where sites can be improved but the ease at which it is easy to utilize the features. it's great.

Professional and userfriendly

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very good user interface, awesome support, professional look, full range of customizable themes, the perfect "pre-built" online portfolio

Overall: I save a lot of time because the user interface is so easy and the results are amazing. it's not overloaded but I can do everything I want. It's just the right tool for me and the support is exemplary.

The experience is great. I get exactly what I beed.

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive and easy to use. Offers me great flexibility. The options are great.

I love that you can change things so easily.

Cons: Would be great for you guys to keep working on adding more design options. The more we can alter these sites to our own needs, the better.

Overall: Total freedom to create what I need.

Great but need more templates

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of creating gallery and customizing the website in seconds. The smooth transition between images.

Cons: Less options of web templates. Font options, the splash page content could be more innovative with unique designs for photography and videography. A feature to display video resumes.

Great.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and great customer support. Format is perfect for photographers. It's easy to setup and maintain. And can be updated at any time.

Overall: Peace of mind.

I love the way Format makes it easy for me to do pretty much anything I want with my site. It's a great tool for photographers and super easy to use. Love it.

Lovely, easy, and helpful

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It make sure my business and website experiment so seamless. It takes the hassle of coding out and allows me to make customizations to my liking.

Overall: Love format, pricing is very well priced. I don't have any problems with format ever. Such friendly staff who are always willing to connect my site to my new domain

Very good, clear and easy to use. Very professional design : simple and beautiful.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Very simple design and easy to edit. This is everything I wanted for my professional website: elegance at sobriety.

Cons: This is too expensive for me. I am paying for this service and I think it is normal, but unfortuntely, the price is too high in my point of view.

Overall: A professional website.

Easy as it can get

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up. Looks good. Anyone can use it. Displays my work very well. Makes a real professional look to my business

Cons: Need more unique templates. I want my template to show my entire picture not crop it with certain templates

Overall: Having an online porfilio to show in a very professional way.

Great platform alaways encouraging the community.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The culture the company provides towards creatives is amazing. Always something to learn and different ways to show they care.

Cons: The new interface is interesting and an adjustment to get use to. Prefer the old layout more so but I appreciate the step forward.

Overall: Peace of mind.

Beautiful, user friendly websites

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Beautiful, user friendly templates that stand out. Backed by incredibly helpful customer service that can literally set up your domain name for you.

Cons: There's a little learning curve when getting started, but it's really doesn't take much time to get used to Format

Format is incredibly easy to navigate through and has a great design palate to choose from.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The contemporary design templates. How much you can do with simplicity and how easy it is to use the featured.

Cons: I think it could use a bit more designs for video. I think its amazing for photographers and for portfolios, I am a filmmaker and I know a lot of photographers also take video. A more designed video option would be amazing!

Overall: A beautiful portfolio that I can quick and easy send to people hiring. All that I am is in one single website.

My time with Format has been amazing. The customer service has gone above and beyond!

Dec 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that this website is catered to creatives and allows for maximum options for refining the website to your needs.

Cons: Better options for the online store within their price plans. I would like to see a partnership with external online shops (e.g. SmugMug)

Simple design, easy to use, looks awesome, customer service is outstanding

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to get used to the design and functionalities. You can have a professional looking website in hours. There's a wide variety of design templates, all fully customizable. Whenever you need to contact support, they reply pretty quick and they're very helpful.

Cons: Their blogging capabilities are very limited, I wish they improved this but it doesn't bother me much now that I found a useful way to take advantage of the built-in blog. I wish I could find more cons but seriously, I've been with Format since 2015 and only once I had an issue with some text on my website.

Overall: A professional looking website

Love Format, easy to use and very customizable. Also love the layout/theme options. Made for photos!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ideal for photography and digital storytelling portfolios. Attractive, simple and well designed themes and layouts for creative work.

Cons: Wish there were more options for creating a different gallery type/layout within each theme. It would be great if you could create a custome page and then select a gallery layout that's different from the one the theme comes with, rather than having to use the image blocks.