I've been a long time fan of SmugMug and use it for my own portfolio and photo hosting to let my images shine for over five (5) years! They have been in business since 2002. The current version of SmugMug was born in 2013. It's truly an intuitive interface with function and design. The dashboard and all building tools are modern, mobile responsive, and utilize drag and drop component design. No coding is needed to create beautiful websites. You can even customize your SmugMug website directly on an iPad. I have used Zenfolio in the past and can confidently say that SmugMug is easily superior.
The customization options are endless. Begin by choosing one of over 21 modern templates. Everything can be modified. Adding components such as text blocks, galleries, slideshows, Wufoo Forms, Google Calendar, Navigation, social media or a host of other design elements is quick and simple. Drag and drop the blocks into position and choose the values. Optionally, there is an option for custom HTML/CSS if you really want to tweak settings or positions to integrating with your existing brand image.
Everything is mobile responsive and beautiful, whether you are on an iPhone, Android, iPad, or a traditional computer. Your friends and clients want to view images from the device in their hand. If you are looking for a professional hosting solution for your portfolio, online store or just a secure place for your family photos, SmugMug Pro is my recommendation. Your image storage (and video) allocated space is unlimited and without any intrusive advertising or branding.
All images are hosted and backed up with the industry leader, Amazon Web Services. The result is fast image loading and editing, saving you time. After all, time is the one commodity we cannot buy. The peace of mind to know that they are fully backed up and protected from disaster within SmugMug is worth every penny. Whether it is personal images of your family or client images for your business, having offsite cloud backups is critical should anything happen to your local storage.
Protecting your data is important. Individual galleries can be password protected for client security. SmugMug will now even notify you if there is successive failed attempts to access your password protected gallery. You can take it a step further for sensitive galleries and hide them as well. The gallery would not be invisible to casual surfers and only be found by typing in the URL you provide. To further prevent any accidental breach at SmugMug headquarters, they employ Cryptographic Hash Function - your passwords are never stored as readable text on their servers.
• It’s fast. Always.
• Optional Single Click Full Gallery Downloads
• Simply Beautiful HTML5 design and flexibility
• Drag and drop design and image management
• Premium vendors WHCC and Bay Photo
• Digital sales or boutique packaging of tangible products
• PayPal Shopping Cart integration
• Fast image rendering with Amazon Services
• Security notifications, password protected galleries and the ability to hide galleries
• 21+ Modern Themes ready to use or modify them to suit your look
• Great for beginners yet powerful and flexible enough for professionals
• 24/7 human support - SmugMug Hero's are awesome
• Ability to use your own domain name like I do with POWER and higher plans
• Connect your SmugMug account to the Camera Awesome app for instant backup
• No self-fulfillment option