For a designer, developer, photographer or anyone/any business creative, the website of their own is the best place to showcase their skills and services.
You may be “about to design your new portfolio website” and thinking whether you should start from scratch or get inspired from/use a template.
And, not sure to use a CMS or maybe considering to start designing it in Photoshop?
Here is a collection of 20+ free portfolio templates, WordPress themes and PSDs to help you get started or inspired for a beautiful website.
XHTML/CSS Portfolio Templates
WaterColored Web Portfolio (With PSD) (demo)
This XHTML portfolio template is the result of a series of 2 tutorials which also includes the PSD of the design.
It has an image slider that is built with jQuery to display the featured works and a sidebar to display any other updates (from the blog, Twitter, etc.).
A single page portfolio template with a unique design that has a slider and tooltips integrated.
Your Inspiration Folio (With PSD) (demo)
Your Inspiration Folio is a one page template that has an integrated Lightbox to display images and an Ajaxed contact form.
There is also a tutorial provided on the design process of the template.
The template has a spot for Twitter integratiion to display the latest tweets (not integrated) and a slider that can also show any content besides the images.
YIW Minimal (With PSD) (demo)
A minimalistic template with a content slider in the homepage to display featured projects.
It has an about, portfolio and a contact page (and a contact form with validation). The template also has a Photoshop tutorial.
Just like the name says, it is a simple XHTML-CSS portfolio template with a huge slider.
The template only comes with the front-page and doesn’t have any sub-pages inside the download.
Woody Portfolio is a single page template with a slider to display the latest works and a contact form.
A portfolio template with a beautiful background and a huge slider.
WordPress Portfolio Themes
FolioGrid enables you to display your portfolio in a grid where users can sort them according to their categories and comment to each.
It comes with 3 different styles: dark, light and yellow.
A high quality theme with a multimedia focus that integrates some video options-widgets for Flickr and Twitter.
It has an integrated banner manager and a video player.
SimpleFolio is a beautiful WordPress portfolio theme which is widget-ready and has an image slider.
It has drop-down enabled navigation menus and threaded/paged comments.
FotoFolio is a WordPress theme that is focused on displaying images which is great for designers, photographers, etc.
It has a jQuery-powered slideshow and zoom functionality.
The theme enables anyone to showcase any creative in a simple and clean way.
Infinity is a creative theme which is suitable to showcase portfolio.
It is integrated with Flick, Delicious and Twitter.
This portfolio theme is simple-yet -functional with features like a slider and customized project showcase page with custom fields usage to present the client, company and so.
PSD Portfolio Website Layouts
This Photoshop portfolio template is a simple and clean one which presents the featured works, latest items from the blog and a contact form at the homepage.
A simplistic template to display featured items and short info about the content you prefer (about you, testimonials, etc.).
It has a modern typeface, a slider for featured items and more modules to display information about you.
There is also sidebar to integrate the tweets.
This grunge PSD portfolio layout focuses on the showcase of the items and has icons/links to the social networks the site owner uses.
A portfolio layout uses a pleasant color scheme and a clean design to give designers a place to promote their work.
This PSD portfolio template also has a tutorial that shares the steps of how it was created.
This is a pretty simple and clean design of a portfolio website with a slider and display of projects.