In the year since we launched the Essential Portfolio template we've loved seeing the sites you've built with it. Thanks to your feedback and suggestions we've now made some additions to the template to make it even more powerful.
Today we have released an update to Essential Portfolio with a whole host of under the hood performance improvements, as well as a new media gallery style and a new text page.
The Horizontal Scrolling index view joins the existing style presets for the Media Gallery page. Side-scrolling galleries have remained a popular choice since their appearance in the early days of DPG sites and you can now enjoy them alongside all the other features Essential Portfolio has to offer.
You can mix and match the Horizontal Scrolling style with different styles for the sets and individual media views to make the perfect gallery flow for your work.
The Bold Text page has a very simple premise - large, eye-catching text perfect for a modern About or Info page. Bold Text puts your information at the forefront, makes a statement and complements image-heavy gallery pages beautifully.
The new additions come with the full range of easy to use customisation you'd expect from Essential Portfolio, so you can make your pages look just right in just a few drags of a slider.
The updated Essential Portfolio template is available in all accounts now. Existing sites built from an earlier version of the template will need to be migrated to the latest version. Get in touch if you need any help.