October 30, 2016 at 6:41AM

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Best website builder for filmmakers?

Hey guys, I'm creating my website right now and have been playing around with a few templates on Squarespace but I'm wondering if there's anything else out there that you guys could recommend.

Although Squarespace has customizable templates (very nicely designed), it seems to prioritize still images when it comes to the formatting of media on the website. There is a particular way I want to showcase my showreel as well as the individual projects I've done, and no matter how much I tweak, it's just not coming out the way I want it.

I know about Wix, but I haven't given it much attention because to be honest, all websites I've seen from Wix have been very poor. Not sure if that's because of the people who made it or if it's an inherent Wix issue, but they didn't seem very "clean" to me.

So if there is a site-builder that you know is good with formatting video media in its templates, please share. If you've made a website from them I'd love to have a look and get a feel for how it looks and functions.

Thanks!

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I would say use wordpress. It's free. Its plug-ins are mostly free. Its themes are free.

(there are some paid plug-ins and themes but they are not offered by wordpress themselfes and of course you don't have to use them)

It's mostly easy to use. Very easy if you just want to make a blog.
But it's also very customizable if you want to do some scripting with php and html.

October 30, 2016 at 6:01PM, Edited October 30, 6:01PM

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Eric Halbherr
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Being new to the world of web design, I prefer using drag&drop website builders like this one http://www.templatemonster.com/moto-cms-3-templates.php . If you’re wondering about how to create a website, then this website builder is right for you. Enjoy setting your site up!!

November 2, 2016 at 1:59AM

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I have used two services Yola and Weebly. Both were at the free version. I have switched to Weebly mostly because it seems to have a much easier interface. Everything is drag and drop. There is a Youtube widget as well as the ability to embed videos into the site. The downside to Weebly is that you have to have a paid membership for a custom site search box.

February 13, 2017 at 9:30PM

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Michael Arell
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Hello! Thanks for such useful comments. I have my own website too (https://ultius.pro/) and want to create some video to diversify the content and make it interesting to my visitors. Thanks for advises again. It really was very helpful.

July 11, 2017 at 4:32AM, Edited July 11, 4:32AM

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Edwin Steele
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