There are a few great services out there if you’re looking to create a simple splash page with links to all of your social media profiles and other important bits and pieces, but now Pictually is a simple solution for artists, designers and photographers who want to show off their work at the same time too.
Services like About.me and Flavors.me allow users to create a simple splash page containing a big image, links to social media profiles, projects and other websites, as well as a few lines about who they are. Pictually is a similar concept, but users are able to showcase their work in a gallery too, making it ideal for creatives, designers, photographers and anyone else who wants to present their creations without the need for a separate, more complicated website.
To get started you enter in your profile information, like a bio and profile photo, then you add links to all of your social networks and other online assets. You can then go on to add a huge image to be displayed in the background, as well as a series of other images for your gallery tab. Pictually stresses that it isn’t meant to be the ultimate portfolio tool, but just a place to bring everything together:
“Extremely user-friendly, beautiful, and most of all free, Pictually’s goal isn’t to provide you with a high-profile online portfolio or replace your other presences on the web, but merely to join them together and still be able to show what you do with concrete examples.”
We imagine many of those in the creative industries will already have some kind of online profile and may prefer the freedom of creating their own website instead of being constrained by Pictually’s layout and fonts. However, if you’re looking for a simple solution before you build something for yourself, or just don’t want the hassle of creating something right now, then Pictually is a perfect solution.[Via The Next Web]