14 October 2016
The platform is an online community that enables designers to showcase their portfolios and connect with other creatives. The service is free to join and easy to use; Adobe claims the community has over one million members. So far I'm quite impressed! I tried Pinterest a while back but found it a bit fiddly to edit and time-consuming to manage. It's a good service, but unlike Behance is not geared specifically to the needs of designers.
Exploring other designers' projects and portfolios on Behance is a great way to pass the time: talent and creativity abound; inspiration is everywhere. Portfolios can be explored by their creative fields (ie, branding, graphic design, logo design, etc), popularity or location. A set of curated galleries displays some of the site's best work.
There's obviously a limit to how useful a service like Behance can be for a website design portfolio since visuals alone can never tell a whole story. The site can never take the place of a detailed case study, for example. But it complements Facebook nicely and in my opinion is more useful than most other popular social media sites.