Self-Hosted & Good-Looking HTML5 Portfolio Websites – Showkase (3 Licenses Giveaway)

Showkase LogoIf you are looking for a quick way to create a good-looking portfolio website, there is a nice and professional option for that: Showkase.

Showkase is a self-hosted, PHP-powered and very easy-to-use app for building HTML5 portfolio websites.

It has a portfolio-focused, simplified admin interface where new pages (about and contact us pages) can be added, galleries can be created and images uploaded.

Showkase

Images can be uploading with multiple ways, Showkase auto-creates the thumbnails and they can be ordered with drag ‘n’ drops.

The galleries can be presented with a choice of multiple viewers (JuiceBox or SimpleViewer) where both supports a chic navigation with thumbnails prev-next and/or bullet navigation options.

There are 3 built-in themes and new themes can be created with ease (uses Smarty 3 template engine).

Showkase Demo

Besides these galleries, there is also a “Library” feature for uploading images and using them within the site.

Websites created work pretty fast as the app creates lightweight HTML pages and doesn’t make any database queries.

Also, when it comes to different devices and browsers, Showkase themes are responsive and they work well on tablets + mobile as well.

The giveaway

Showkase is giving away 3 Standard licenses ($49/each) to WRD readers.

In order to join the giveaway, just comment this article and winners will be sent 1 week later (4 Feb 2013) randomly with the query below:

SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_post_id=3627 AND comment_approved=1 AND comment_type='' GROUP BY comment_author_email ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 3

Good luck.

The winners

Here they are:

  • dan linsky (comment #1066874)
  • Aaron F. (comment #1065950)
  • Barry (comment #1070139)

Congratulations.

51 Comments
  1. Reply Paul January 28, 2013 at 5:34 AM

    I’m in!

  2. Reply Marc January 28, 2013 at 5:40 AM

    That’s exactly what I am looking for. I like the design and self-hosted is a good and secure thing!

  3. Reply Matt January 28, 2013 at 6:00 AM

    Would be great to test it!
    Thanks in advance 🙂

  4. Reply Jordi January 28, 2013 at 6:06 AM

    I was looking for a wordpress theme to build my photography portfolio, but after take a look to Showkase, I think it’s a better solution.

  5. Reply Antanas Antaso January 28, 2013 at 6:43 AM

    WOW!Nice one!Count me in!

  6. Reply Bogdan January 28, 2013 at 7:19 AM

    It’s real cool. I want to give a Standard license. I have long read Web resources depot 🙂

  7. Reply Nuno Guerra January 28, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Nice! 🙂

  8. Reply paulo oliveira January 28, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    count me in, please! Seems a great app!

  9. Reply B-RiZzY January 28, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    This seems like a pretty great solution for a portfolio.

  10. Reply muhamed January 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    I need free stuffz

  11. Reply Jonathan January 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    This looks awesome, great giveaway!

  12. Reply Jerry January 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Thanks!

  13. Reply Aaron F. January 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    great, i just need this!

  14. Reply Dominik January 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    This looks great and is just what I’m looking for for my personal photo portfolio website.

  15. Reply George January 28, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    This is nice, minimum features, not needing all the overhead of WP.

  16. Reply sumit January 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    I would love it/

  17. Reply der_robert January 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Realy nice !

  18. Reply Jireck January 28, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Great i want it

  19. Reply Rigoberto January 28, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    Excellent tool. I need one … Thank you very much for the gift

  20. Reply Gabo January 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    Thanks… I need one

  21. Reply xombie January 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    I could really use something like this. Good luck to everyone!

  22. Reply Cedric D January 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Do want!!

  23. Reply Shawn January 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    This is me commenting. Wish me luck.

  24. Reply dan linsky January 28, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Cool demos. Looks pretty simple.

  25. Reply Kelly January 28, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Oh, that would be sweet! Great contest 🙂

  26. Reply Awesome January 28, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    I am in!

  27. Reply S0nny January 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    me gusta!

  28. Reply nat January 28, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    sounds interesting 🙂

  29. Reply B.S. Voon January 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    I want that!

  30. Reply Phillip January 28, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    I liike it.

  31. Reply WK January 29, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    Trying my luck!

  32. Reply Giorgos K. January 29, 2013 at 2:05 AM

    Count me in..

  33. Reply petrivoges January 29, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Want it!

  34. Reply Justas January 29, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    That’s nice I am in!

  35. Reply danro January 29, 2013 at 6:07 AM

    They provide a nice service. thank you

  36. Reply Stfan January 29, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Nice, would like to try it out

    Thanks

  37. Reply Cyrke January 29, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Nice and simple… I could use this! Good luck everyone =)

  38. Reply Bartek January 29, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    You’re giving away Showkase? I’m in! 🙂

  39. Reply Fizzvr January 29, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Awesome ppl! th

  40. Reply Christophe January 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    Maybe this time i will win 🙂

  41. Reply Barry January 29, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Looks great. Count me in.

  42. Reply drealeyece January 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Nice UI!

  43. Reply brett January 30, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    I like it..

  44. Reply Rohit January 30, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Haha! Love it WSD! I’m here too!

  45. Reply Krishna January 30, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I Love it. Very Very thanks to all of god blessing People.

  46. Reply Jorge January 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Thx for share. Good Luck!

  47. Reply george marin January 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I`m in!

  48. Reply Prayag Verma January 30, 2013 at 9:23 PM

    I am positive that lady luck will be with me this time

  49. Reply Paul January 31, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Give it to me 🙂

  50. Reply Mkd February 1, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    I want it.

  51. Reply zahid February 6, 2013 at 5:22 AM

    i am in too

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