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 »
Here’s some other great portfolios I’ve found made with Cargo: Folkert Gorter, Josh Pangell, Stephen Cheetham, Kitchen, or just check out the Cargo Gallery.
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.
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Hi can any of you guys send me an invite?
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Not free anymore – $66 per year. Existing users get one time 50 per cent off. ‘New Deal’ kicks in on Jan 15, 2010. Those who didn’t register may want to join before 15th in to get an advantage of the discount.
This is great, i’m still abit rusty with CSS, but http://cargocollective.com/aaronmiller
Yeah I was using indexhibit before – vaguely. I find Cargo a bit fuller featured and more tailored to what I need, also quite quite like the community aspect, not to mention you don’t have to sort out your own hosting!
Nicne work James :)
Nice post Cookie,
I was using Indexhibit for a while and loved that but then stumbled over cargo a couple of week ago and thought I’d give it a go and I’m loving it, got a little something over at helloimjames.com
Hey Cookie, have you tried Indexhibit?
Am using it at the moment and wondered how they compare.
And off topic – are you guys still accepting money/donations for that HUGE walk you made? I kept meaning to donate and it never quite happened.