I, like many out there, have my doubts about the Creative Cloud in terms of it being the singular way to gain access to Adobe software in the future. However, as I've been browsing around in the Creative Cloud, I've come across some pretty cool things, some of which are completely irrelevant to filmmaking and some of which are more relevant than ever. Perhaps the most helpful tool I've come across is one that came with Adobe's partnership with the creative content network, Behance. That tool is ProSite, and it allows you to create and completely customize your own portfolio or creative company website, and the best part is that it's completely free with an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription.
Here's a quick video tour of ProSite:
And here's a really quick, but informative video from Paul Trani that shows you just how quick and simple it is to create a completely customized portfolio site with ProSite:
So what's all the fuss about? There are tons of platforms out there that will let you visually build a site without having to write a single line of code, and there are even some decent free ones. Well, other than the fact that ProSite is free with a Creative Cloud subscription, it's completely customizable in ways that many template-based web design platforms are not. With complete control over how your site looks and feels, you'll be able to make the best impression on potential clients, and you'll immediately have a leg up on many others in the industry. Add to that the fact that you can use your own personal domain name, and no one will ever know that your website wasn't designed by a professional.
Another major benefit of ProSite is that it completely and perfectly syncs with Behance, and now that many Adobe applications also sync with Behance, the process of getting your latest work onto the web is as seamless and painless as ever. Not to mention that you get to become part of the excellent Behance community, which is not only growing rapidly, but also one of the best and most constructive places for creatives to post their work on the web.
What do you guys think? Do features such as ProSite have you more excited (or at least less angry) about the Creative Cloud? Have any of you built ProSites before and do you have any tips for new users? Let us know in the comments.
Link: Behance ProSite