Dec 5 2013Developer Tools — Private Beta
We’ve released a Private Beta of the Cargo Developer Tools
More information and Documentation
To participate, request access via email
Oct 29 2013New design: Vega
is a “feed-style” design which features two endlessly scrollable columns. The left contains project thumbnails, while the right displays full projects. Thumbnails scroll to keep pace while scrolling the project column. Clicking a thumbnail jumps directly to that project within the feed.
Oct 29 2013Support for Sets in select Designs
We've released a few new designs that Support Sets. Sets are like “folders,” used to organize your Project List, and in these new designs the navigation can reflect this organization on the front-end of your site as well.
Designs that support Sets: Polaris
Each design uses Sets in a different way, visit your Display Options > Using Sets
to try it out.
Oct 29 2013New design: Europa
is a companion Design to Sirius
. It uses mostly the same architecture, the main difference being that Projects in Europa scroll ‘normally,’ as opposed to Sirius, where Project media are separated into ‘slides.’
The index page centers the thumbnails, which are by default set to a flexible width and height (*,* in your Display Options). If the number of project thumbnails exceeds the Pagination
display option, it automatically loads more as you scroll down the page.
This design supports Sets. If you use Sets to organize your Project List, Europa can reflect this organization on the front-end: Display Options > Using Sets
Oct 29 2013New design: Cassiopeia
uses a liquid thumbnail layout that always fills the width of the browser window. This can be changed to a fixed-width layout in your Display Options
Images inside projects also adjust their width: if an image is larger than the available width inside the browser, it is scaled down, while never scaling larger than its original size. There is also a display option to scale images vertically, so they fit within the available browser height.
This design supports Sets
. If you use Sets to organize your Project List, Cassiopeia
can reflect this organization on the front-end: Display Options > Using Sets
Oct 29 2013New design: Andromeda
loads Projects onto a vertically scrolling page which continues to load new projects as you scroll.
It’s structured into two sections — Feed
— which you can rename in your Display Options.
Images on the page adjust their width: if an image is larger than the available width inside the browser, it is scaled down, while never scaling larger than its original size.
Oct 29 2013New design: Polaris
uses a basic left-hand text navigation menu and three columns of thumbnails.
This design supports Sets
. If you use Sets to organize your Project List, the navigation of this design can reflect this organization on the front-end. You can change how to use Sets in your Display Options > Using Sets
Polaris also uses an expanded version of our Slideshow module
that contains a variety of extra options. You can find these in your Display Options > Slideshow Options
Sep 5 2013Support for hi-res displays (like Retina)
Cargo supports hi-res displays (like Retina) across the board. To make use of this, upload images that are at least twice the intended display width (as specified in your Display Options) and Cargo will generate separate versions of each image: standard displays will show the standard size, hi-res displays will show the image at twice the size (double resolution).
All images on Cargo support hi-res versions: Project images, Thumbnail images, Header images, and Favicons.
Read more about images on Cargo in our Image formatting guide
Aug 6 2013Image Gallery update
We've made some interface improvements to the the Image Gallery-view that is part of each Cargo website: it can be reached by typing /images
behind the URL, or pressing Shift-G
. Changes include endless pagination, a new ‘lightbox’-viewer, and larger image sizes.
(The Gallery displays all images contained in a website, and is meant to provide a fast way to browse its visual contents.)
July 25 2013New design: Sirius
separates media (images, text, video) into individual ‘slides’ and displays these much like a slideshow presentation, which can be browsed using the scrollbar or the keyboard arrows. Each image, video, and text paragraph is treated as an individual slide. See the example website
Sirius is the first of a new generation of Developer Templates that will soon provide full access to the source code that runs them. For updates, follow us on Twitter