While adobe portfolio is a quick service to set up a portfolio, just look at the thumbnails... the only difference is the logo and the work. So why would they make an example page with nothing customized? On my personal work page (which i made with adobe portfolio) I modified it to match the rest of my site, almost exactly. work.connornorvell.com
It is a good platform (speaking from experience) for quick set ups. but ultimately thats all its good for, quick set up, and behance integration. very little customization can be done.
Hey Connor, thanks for your comment and sharing feedback. I'd love to know more about the kinds of customization you'd like to be able to do on your site, or if there's anything specific you weren't able to achieve.
We launched the product a few months ago with only 5 layouts to get our first users started, but we're currently building new ones. It'll definitely bring more diversity in the published sites, as well as new features and nice details.
If you want to share more feedback or know more about the upcoming updates, you can always ping us!
This was exactly it, everyones portfolio looked too similar - just logo and work different. Hoping they add more features going forward but its a good tool to quickly pop up a portfolio. I ended up going with Semplice as this had much more control.
Disclosure: I'm only looking at the thumbnails for these sites.
90% of them look exactly the same...
Because there are only 5 layouts.
I'm not even sure what Adobe could do at this point to win me back.
Well, if you have ideas, please share them. I know I and a lot of other people here would be interested in hearing them.
I suppose that wasn't helpful. I've spoken with a few Adobe folks about this and the best I could come up with was emulating the features and functionality found in the tools I already use. Adobe has done that to some degree (maybe completely), but we don't have a strong desire to leap back, re-learn, and repackage everything we're doing.
Adobe has grown into what I guess you'd say is a complete enterprise solution. I personally don't care for that, and that's what I associate with the brand now. Big products, tons of features, Adobe Reader popups, and overwhelming toolsets.
It sounds counter-intuitive, but I'd like to see Adobe support some of these up and coming tools without outright absorbing them into their products.
Thanks. Any particular tools? Sketch? Invision? etc...
We are doing some work in this area with the Creative SDK. While it is currently focused on mobile apps, there is really no technical reason it couldn't also work with desktop apps.
Big products, tons of features, Adobe Reader popups, and overwhelming toolsets.
I hear you 100% here. We have some great tools, but they have also been around for a while, and have acquired a lot of "features". We are spending a lot of time right now thinking what do we need to do so our tools continue to be relevant for the next 25 years (or so). You can see some early results here in some of the thinking to the approach for Adobe XD. You should expect more stuff like this over the coming year.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.
We use a combination of Sketch, InVision (for clients and flow), and Zeplin (for dev handoff). Where we've had challenges is in communicating animation. Something that could potentially win people over is the ability to assign animations and transitions directly in their design tool. See Principle's UI as an example. I believe I've seen some plugins trying to address this in a roundabout way.
If you haven't, you should check out Adobe XD. It does exactly what you are looking for.
You can see some of the animation stuff in the video at the top of this page: http://www.adobe.com/products/experience-design.html#experience-design-marquee-video
What about buying Sketch and Invision?
I hope that never happens. Would hate to pay a monthly fee for software I will never 'own'.
The thought crossed my mind. I feel like InVision would buy Sketch before Adobe would.
Is it just me or is their listed examples not feature visual or user experience portfolios? Doesn't seem like it fits for what most people on this site would want a portfolio for. (Not sure how to easily show any sort of process work... Seem similar to the simple Dribbble Playbook portfolio service.)
Photoshop and Lightroom
Why is Adobe so biased towards Photographers?
Because they've given up on making decent tools for digital designers? haha
If you design, what's the point on using a tool that makes a design for you? Ain't supposed to be your design, your style on your website, something that has 100% your thoughts are creativity?