Creative Cloud Express is a great product.
Express lets you create simple image-heavy landing pages in just a few minutes.
But there's one huge limitation that comes built in to Adobe Express.
Once you make your Express page and publish it to a URL like express.adobe.com/page/LzZB6NejYSdaf, it's stuck there.
You can't move the page to your own domain. So if you own acme.com, you can't show your Express page at that URL.
This means you're stuck with sharing an ugly unbranded link with your customers and readers.
Here are your options:
Method 1: redirect
The first thing you could do is set up a simple redirect from acme.com to express.adobe.com/page/LzZB6NejYSdaf.
That's a pretty good solution, used by many users of Adobe Express already.
If you're having any trouble figuring out how to set this up, simply google the name of your domain manager, e.g. GoDaddy or Namecheap, and 'redirect'. There should be an instruction page that shows you how you can set up the redirect so that you can start sharing acme.com.
The problem with this solution is that it doesn't keep the user at acme.com. They end up on the ugly Adobe Express URL, at which point they might find it strange that they were redirected in the browser. That's where method 2 comes in.
Method 2: custom domain
The second option is to use a service like ours which puts your Adobe Express URL at your own custom domain, seeing as Adobe don't offer this feature out of the box (unfortunately).
What happens when you do this is a user goes to acme.com, sees your Adobe Express page, but stays at acme.com.
This is an example of one of our customers' Adobe Express sites doing exactly that. You can see more examples here.
If you want to take it to the next level, Cloakist's Pro plan will let you do this for three sites, as well as:
- Customise things like the document favicon
- Remove any mention of Adobe Express in the page's tags, so when you share links on social media, your audience will see the link preview that you want them to see, instead of one that says 'See the story' by default
- Add custom CSS and JS
You can try out Cloakist completely free by going here. You'll only start paying once you have a site live.