Format review (2024)

Format delivers a portfolio builder that is a great fit for creative professionals

Screenshots from the format website builder
(Image: © Paul Hatton / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Creating a portfolio with Format was a breeze! Their interface is super user-friendly, making the whole experience feel smooth and intuitive. I found the customization options really impressive – being able to tweak fonts and colors gave my portfolio that personal touch. And the templates – they have such a wide variety that I easily found one that suited my style perfectly. The end result? A clean and attractive portfolio that I'm proud to show off.


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    Beautiful themes

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    Intuitive workflows

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    Video hosting


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    Limited customisation

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    Not ideal for large websites

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Displaying work to the public is an essential element for every creative professional. Some choose to post to Instagram or present their work on Behance but others want more options and so choose to build a website themselves. That is where website builders such as Format come in. 

Format is an incredibly easy-to-use and simply designed website builder for creative professionals. Photographers, videographers, and designers are guided through a simple workflow with a beautiful public portfolio at the end of it. Alongside gallery-focused themes, it is also possible to set up custom pages that include text, videos, and forms. The number of options for these are pretty limited but if you’re looking to visually present your work, you will be pleased with the tools Format offers. Have a look at our best website builders for photographers guide for our carefully curated list.

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Paul Hatton
Freelance tech writer

Paul is a digital expert. In the 20 years since he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Computer Science, Paul has been actively involved in a variety of different tech and creative industries that make him the go-to guy for reviews, opinion pieces, and featured articles. With a particular love of all things visual, including photography, videography, and 3D visualisation Paul is never far from a camera or other piece of tech that gets his creative juices going. You'll also find his writing in other places, including Creative Bloq, Digital Camera World, and 3D World Magazine.