Pay close attention to this post dear blog readers – this portfolio site is 100% free and 200% awesome! I’ve tried out many portfolio systems over the past year, this is head and shoulders above the rest and won’t cost you a penny to have a play, can’t say fairer than that eh? It evolved out of the system that runs the SpaceCollective community, so has a fair fine heritage.
Cargo is largely much like all the others, but what makes it so briliant is down to a few key features like:
- A strong focus of design and visuals – it’s all about the images
- Navigation is a full page of projects thumbnails, the defacto best way of naviagting visual work
- Simple enough for the novice, but enough advanced features to keep the seasoned developer happy
- Unlimited – uploads, projects, customisation, fun.
What you get:
- A choice of excellent themes to style your site
- CSS editor to fine tune or completey customise your site
- Well maintained forum with lots of top tips
- Free Hosting
- Ability to set up a custom URL (www.example.com)
I’ve been playing around with it for a week or so, you can see the quick & dirty portfolio I’ve knock up here »
It’s is in public beta at this stage, you can request an invite here. There’s talk on the forum of bringing in a flickr-esque annual subscription for a ‘pro account’, with a similar price tag – $25. Sound fair to me, would be happy to pay that.