With the recent release of Semplice, there is no more excuse to put your portfolio on the back burner. This beautifully crafted framework is integrated into the WordPress backend and allows for lots of custom options. In fact, this is not your regular theme as you’ll find yourself starting with a completely blank slate. You shouldn’t let this intimidate you though.
While coding skills are not required thanks to a well thought out WYSIWYG interface, you can push things further and add your own lines of code into the mix if you feel like it.
Semplice really shines when it comes to creating individual case studies for each of your projects. You can choose different layouts, colour schemes, hover states and menu appearances to truly immerse visitors in your work.
Unlike other portfolio services such as Squarespace, Dunked or Cargo, you don’t have to pay a monthly fee to maintain it. For a one-time fee of $89 you’ll be able to install it on your own hosted Wordpress site.
This highlights another major difference which sets it apart from the competition: Semplice allows you to keep the code of your website forever. Yes, that’s right.
The only downside so far seems to be the support which is limited to a FAQ section including a handful of video tutorials to get you going. Since the project launched only recently, I would expect it to grow with customer feedback. If you’re curious or want to get a glimpse of what you can do with this builder, you might want to take a look at the showcase of portfolios running on Semplice.