Exceptionally good non-portfolio sites built with Semplice
by Tobias van Schneider
Semplice is first and foremost a portfolio builder, but the smartest creatives and studios find it useful for a whole lot more.
Semplice makes it so easy to get a website or landing page launched fast (and keep it updated), it has greater potential than just building portfolios.
We've seen studios create campaign landing pages with Semplice. We've seen freelancers use it to build everything from yoga studio pages to dental practice websites. Our team personally uses it for all our product landing pages, project launches, mood boards and side projects.
Here our team collected a few of our favorite non-portfolio sites we've seen recently from the Semplice family.
A big and bold pizzeria & bakery website
The only thing more satisfying than seeing this wacky pizzeria site built with Semplice (by Semplice family member, Contino studio) would be eating one of their "famous" giant pizza slices.
This is such a smart concept I don't see enough: Elevating a specific project you've created by building an entire website just for it. When it's this easy to build a site, you can be your own PR agent and give it the attention and focus it deserves.
Disclaimer: I built this site myself. It's worth mentioning here because of HOW I built it. The mymind.com website started out as an extremely simple landing page. Piece by piece over the last few months, we've refined and built it out into a full marketing website. It keeps getting better every day, because Semplice makes it easy to iteratively build it.
Smart companies get talented designers to work on their product. Which makes even a semi-complex and niche company like zerocircle, focused on carbon neutral solutions, appealing and understandable. And now that their site was built on Semplice, their team can easily manage it without calling a designer or developer in every time they make a small update.
A choose-your-own adventure site for a coach & counselor
It always makes us happy to see a designer using Semplice for their portfolio, then discover they also use it for their clients. Here Fabio Santaniello Bruun from our Semplice family created this brilliant choose-your-own adventure website, where hover effects, page transitions, animations and color all play together to tell a story.
I've marveled at this before and I will again now: It's amazing how one person can launch their own website and immediately have a presence and identity as a business, publication, brand, studio – whatever they dream of being. The internet is beautiful like that.
Told you we use it for everything. The site we use to sell Semplice is also made with Semplice. (Cue: Inception GIF.) This allows us to continually experiment and optimize our site – including our homepage, which we recently redesigned to include (unlike any other product homepage we've ever designed) only text.