So since I first started out as a self-taught designer about 5-6 years ago till now, I've always used Wordpress Themes as my portfolio to showcase my works but I am looking to step up my game with designing my own website as I feel like I'm being judged for using a theme,despite being a designer,haha.
What I currently have now is just a simple wordpress theme with a little intro about me and an option for potential clients to reach out to me via Email to receive a zipped folder of my work.
I've never been able to get my own website going before due to not having the means of hiring a developer,and always being swamped with work (and I couldn't code) but that's about to change.
Just curious to know what people's thoughts on portfolios and websites are. Do you use things like Dribbble,Behance,Cargo Collective,Squarespace,etc? Have you tried either one of these and switched out from it, if so, how were your experiences with these all, and do you find a boost in traffic from using a specific platform?
What are some suggestions you could provide to people who are looking to revamp their website and how to better showcase their works to attract clients?
/EDIT : Thanks everyone for replying! I've ultimately went with using Squarespace and using Avenue Theme. Tried it out for a month's plan, might extend it as I am enjoying it so far :)
Check it out: www.designertron.com