Forte is a portfolio template ideal for creative firms, designers, and artists. With a full-bleed Index Page, you can put your best shots front and center, encouraging visitors to explore your work.
See the left navigation sidebar for information on building and customizing specific parts of your site. If you haven't yet picked a template, you can get help with initial installation at Getting started with Squarespace. You can also visit our general tips on building a portfolio.
Note: Visit the Forte Live Preview page for examples of real customer sites using this template. If you've already created a site, you can switch your template at any time.
Each page in the Index displays as a full-bleed background image with a content overlay. Clicking a page title opens the connected page.
Large image descriptions
Gallery Pages feature large image description areas, so you have plenty of space to describe your images. When you hover over the caption, the text slides up over the image.
Forte has a color auto-detect feature that determines how light or dark your background is and sets the color of the site title, tag line, navigation, and social icons to black or white.
Certain tweaks and settings can make a big impact on how your site looks and behaves. Play with the following options until you settle on a design you love.
To open any panel, press the ? key and search for its name.
To see all the following tweaks, go to an Album, Blog, Events, Products, or Regular Page. Then open the Style Editor panel and experiment with these options:
- Header > Site Title
- Header > Navigation
- Site > Page Background Image
- Site > Background - Color displays on Gallery Pages or when there's no Page Background Image
- Site > Content Width
- Site > Content Alignment
The default homepage in the demo content is an Index Page. To get a feel for the Index style options, open the Pages panel and click the demo Projects title. Then open the Style Editor and experiment with these tweaks:
- Index > Auto Play and Auto Play Delay
- Index > Index Transition
- Index > Hide Arrows
- Index > Collection Title
- Index > Hide Folder Title
To set up your own Index, visit Index Pages.
To get started building your site, visit Forte structure and style.