Choosing a new site
I’m going crazy with this DRR.net liquidation process and now I’m working on finding a new site.
I was working with a web developer on my site for more then six months and although I bought some flash components Slideshowpro the progress was so slow, that I just canceled the whole thing! The potential of this site was great, but the dependence on a web designer, was driving me crazy!!! THE RESULT is promising if you imagine the colors and navigation would be better and background colors would fit. Slideshow runs only on Chernobil’s sun project.
Newscom.com offered former DRR members hosting to their server, but they are far to expensive. They are not serious with a price of 2500 USD/ year + 400 USD set up fee + many other questions remain open, but I didn’t bother to ask.
I realized that I don’t need a photoshelter to have a hi-res images on my site and distribute them among my clients! I decided I look for a portfolio site first, but then I discovered that almost all site bellow are offering 2 – 5 GB of storage that you can use to distribute your images to clients!
I checked again the post of Robert Benson and throughly checked all the sites he is mentioning.
clickbooq is really good, but limited to 5 portfolios with max. of 36 images. You can buy more portfolios 50$ each. That sucks because I want to have many, many projects on my site and not just five portfolio cases. Nevertheless in their premium package they offer a 5GB of storage and infinite private lightboxes that you use to distribute our images. I love Clickbook, because you can customize a design of your site without nasty HTML code. I asked them to give me a five days trial.
Icecreations have huge pictures! I really like that, although I agree with Robert Benson, that navigation is a bit occurred. I asked them for a trial period and then we’ll see.
My favorite choice is AphotoFolio, since I’m a great fan of Rob Haggart’s blog aphotoeditor.com. But it’s also the most expensive of all site above, that’s 1000 USD/year + 17USD/month of hosting. In few weeks they will also have sort of hi-res on-line archiving service, if I understood correctly.