Let's get straight to the point: We think themes or templates lock you in. You're a creative, you try so hard to make your work unique so why shouldn't your website be unique?
This is why we designed Carbonmade the way it is. We still give you a hand to make it easy for you, but it's all about mixing, matching and then customizing it the way YOU like it. Even if you don't care about making websites, I'm sure you care about your work being presented in the best light possible.
When signing up for Carbonmade, we still let you pick a starting point (kind of like a template), but then you can pretty much change the look of your entire site within just a few clicks.
To show you just how endless the possibilities are, we made a little video for you here:
Do you have any questions? Reach out to us via email or Twitter. We've built thousands of portfolios over the years, so you can really ask us anything!
We know how hard it is to launch your own portfolio. It's a mix of not having too much time and fighting against your own perfectionism. You're a creative after all, and that's a good thing (: So here are 5 tips on how to get the most out of your new Carbonmade portfolio.
1. Upload a custom logo
Uploading a custom logo is easy and you can use a GIF, PNG, JPG, or whatever you please. It's a small thing that makes your online portfolio more personal and stand out.
Try out some different portfolio grids. The easiest and fastest way to change the entire look of your portfolio is to change the portfolio grid. Perhaps your work suits better on a clean square grid? Or maybe some bigger featured images? It's just one click away.
PS: You do need to add some projects first of course to see it's effect.
Some say that getting the typography right is half of what design is all about, and we think that's very true especially when it comes to web design. If you see any text in Carbon, just mark it and play around with the size, spacing and fonts if you want. Super simple.
5. Use blocks to build your case studies and project pages
Blocks are the heart of the new Carbon of your case studies. Simply drag a block you like on the page, click the ⚙️ icon on the right side of the block and customize away! Try re-ordering blocks and build your project pages exactly the way you always wanted.
Whatever you do, I hope you have fun when creating your portfolio. After all, it's about your passion and showing off your beautiful work. If you ever need help, don't forget our entire team is here to help you.
Just visit help.carbonmade.com or write us a quick email if you couldn't find what you were looking for.
We've been quiet the last year or two, and now you know why. The new Carbonmade 4 is finally here and we're very excited to show you what we've worked on for you.
Carbonmade has been around since 2005 now, can you imagine? That's a crazy long time, but we haven't changed a bit when it comes to what we care most about: Helping creatives show off their work. And with the new Carbonmade 4, we hope that this is now even easier and more fun than before.
We've completely re-designed and re-developed everything from scratch. There are no more templates that lock you into one particular design. Everything about the new Carbon is about mixing and matching. You start off by picking a starting point (a layout we specifically designed for you) and then you just start customizing, changing colors, fonts, re-arranging or adding new blocks to your project pages.
Honestly, this blogpost would become way too long explaining what we did, but the best way is just to see yourself.