If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance that your online ‘portfolio’ is comprised of scattered social media accounts, and perhaps, you’d like to tie them all together. But is there still room for a personal homepage, in the age of Flickr, Tumblr, LinkedIn and Facebook? Does it make sense to create one more account?
Meet Flavors.me, a dead-simple portfolio builder that empowers non-tech-savvy users to integrate and visualize their content in an elegant, easy, fast and affordable manner (similar to uID.me platfrom that is supported by uCoz site builder).
#1 Ease of Use
With a bit of inspiration, you can easily build a classy-looking personal page. The platform doesn’t require the user to know any HTML, CSS or JS to make things work. The system is entirely WYSIWYG. Its interface is sensibly split into sections called About, Content, Design, Mobile and Promote.
#2 Feature Set and Flexibility
Flavors.me-driven websites are quite customizable – users can choose from a variety of layouts, fonts, colors and effects (corners, shadows etc.); change the favicon, footer and even make changes to the site’s mobile version. Users can also pull feeds from different services into their account. Flavors.me doesn’t offer any advanced editing options, even to paid users – there’s no way to tweak your site’s HTML/CSS.
There are free and paid customizable layouts defining the structure of your future site. Users can configure the following properties: alignment of the ‘About’ section; content display (panels, columns); insert logos, adjust color palettes and switch backgrounds.
#4 Customer Support
There’s an impressive community built around Flavors.me. There’s a forum and official knowledge base. Users can also get in touch with the company support via email.
#5 Pricing Policy
There are two simple plans: free and paid. Even if you pay, it won’t hurt your wallet too badly – their Premium account is only $20/year. And if you’re not satisfied with what you get, you can get your money back within 30 days, no questions asked. Surprisingly, the price for the paid version isn’t listed on their home page – it is available to registered users only. Because pricing is important, I would expect this piece of information to be seen on the Flavors.me front page.
Flavors.me is a one-page portfolio builder. Therefore, it is not as feature-rich as its ‘full-fledged’, versatile competitors.
Flavors.me Review: Conclusion
Flavors.me is an excellent way to unify your online identity. It’s dead simple and quite affordable. Independent professionals will appreciate what’s available with this profile builder. However, because it’s suitable for creating single-page websites only, small businesses may want to consider standard website builders instead.