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Cargo Collective Reviews

Reviews from 111 real-life Cargo Collective users.

93% Customer Satisfaction

  • I highly recommend Cargo Collective to build a portfolio website. I used Squarespace in the beginning and I found it very confusing to use. Personally, I find Cargo user-friendly and unique because there are a lot more templates to use.

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  • I am using Cargo Collective and would recommend it. Their customer service and tutorials are solid and their upgraded Cargo 2 interface is one of the more user friendly I’ve come across

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  • I would personally recommend it as it is very simple and easy to set up. Most of the templates are clean and easy to navigate. The only downside is it is somewhat limited in design layouts, and serious customization is not easy, especially for beginners.

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  • I’d recommend it. It’s really flexible and easy to use.

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  • I switched to use Cargo Collective for my photography portfolio last year, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to build a simple, artistic, and customisable website.

    After choosing a preferred template to start with, users can do desired changes and adjustments in the customisation page. It gives me freedom to actually design how my website will look.

    However, with full customisation, there is complexity. It was quite hard to master how everything works on Day 1. I wish there were some tutorial/ guide to follow.

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  • my website is build on Cargo Collective 2. For me it works fine, so I would recommend it if you are interested in having simple and easy to modify website that you can update yourself. Before this I had the older Cargo but modded it from scratch with html/css but it was a bit too messy. This new one is fine for now but later I might hire a web designer to make me a new website.

    So, for simple use for portfolios and especially those who want to (or have to budjet-wise) manage it themselves, I think Cargo is a very good tool. With this new cargo2 you don't even have to learn css/html.

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  • I haven’t used any other platforms like Squarespace or anything before, so I don’t have much to compare Cargo to.

    I am not too experienced in HTML or CSS coding, so I’m just using a premade layout template with a little bit of tweaking.

    Overall I feel that organizing and uploading content onto my site is pretty easy because the user interface is straightforward (all of the sections for adding content/making adjustments are clearly labeled and organized into seeded categories) and they have lots of support pages for users, including tips on how to make your site more appealing. I also really like browsing other featured cargo sites of other artists.

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  • I would definitely recommend it. Easy to customise, kept well up to date, nice, varied and original templates to choose from.

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  • I would recommend it. I am busy doing school work recently, so I haven't update my website for a while.

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  • i’d definitely recomment cargo.

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  • I recommend.

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  • I am recommending it! very comfortable and easy to use!

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  • Recently cargo collective switched to a new interface. It took some time for me to get the hang of the CSS and website build compared to the old cargo, which was much easier to navigate.

    I would say if you’re a fresh grad or an individual just starting out with building your portfolio and are tight on budget, then trying out with cargo would be ideal. I’m talking in terms of subscription fees as compared to another similar portfolio-building site like squarespace.

    I haven’t tried my hand at navigating around squarespace yet but I heard that the interface has lots to play around with, and has a much simpler layout and easier navigation. Also there are more variation of themes to choose from. I’m actually thinking of switching to squarespace myself, but probably only at the end of the year.

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  • I’d recommend it for portfolio use, as it’s pretty easy to get a good looking site using the the existing templates, with little modification.

    I actually had a friend of mine who’s a web designer code my site to be a totally custom design, so mine is a little different than most.

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  • I can recommend it. I don't have much to compare, though. It's easy, especially for a simple portfolio use because the galleries are made trendy, variable and images animate on a scroll.

    The only thing I miss is a possibility for a hover effect. Also, during building, it's hard to see how the design looks in reality so you have to go back and forth from a design view to full-screen view.

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  • If you just want to use a template, then it's OK.

    So I would recommend it, but a basic knowledge of html/css is necessary if you want some changes in the design.

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  • From my personal experience I’ve found cargo to be quite easy to use. I am very new to website building so I have never experienced other site building portfolios and be able to strongly say that i would recommend cargo over others, but without having to read up on much instructions I was able to use cargo effectively. I think the page/folder system is quite good. The reason I chose it is because of the available template and feel of the graphics fit my preferences than other sites do. However cargo has cargo and cargo2 which cargo2 has less templates and I hope they would transfer between the two.

    Overall the interface is pretty easy to use but from my perspectives allows limited flexibility on additional coding (to create hover links etc.) for beginner users. And they lack interaction with social media platform eg. connection go instagram feed that i’ve learned some other platforms do. I would recommend it for people building basic portfolio sites. They also have a good collection of cargo portfolio library that could be really useful guidelines for ideas to build your own site.

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  • I would definitely recommend using cargo. It has a great back-end/front-end" interface & has a wide library of template/effects. In addition, the support is very responsive. For a simple portfolio website, it is meeting all my needs.

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  • it's a good one! Their probably not as good as Squarespace but cheaper.

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  • I do like Cargo 95% of the time. The five percent is that they do not support IE, which as a mac user I didn't realize until I had a company tell me that my portfolio was all broken and asked me to supply a pdf version. Understood that even Microsoft is not supporting it, but given the amount of users - and potential employers - that still use it, a little support or pop up notifying the viewer would be appreciated. Other than that I really have no complaints. When I am stuck their support is quick and the community forum is robust. The functionality is pretty intuitive and the templates are really beautiful. Its nice how seamlessly you can flip between hand coding and their UI.

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  • I do like Cargo and have recommended it to friends in the past. (I don’t know if it still works this way, but they used to operate through referrals only, so you would need an activation code from a friend and then get 5 to offer people.) I’m not ready to say it’s the best on every account or is for everyone though, as it has a specific vibe to it.

    I was previously on Cargo, which had okay themes, but recently made the switch to Cargo 2 when they launched and enjoy it way more. It just has slightly edgier options, which I like. (Not that my website is edgy at all!) I think I will eventually switch to Squarespace when my needs grow, but for now Cargo is super simple and easy to use.

    I feel like Squarespace is super approachable and even how the elements are animated feels user-friendly to everyone, to a point where you can attribute a certain standard of quality to it. It feels like what a good website should be, and accommodates most needs.

    On the other, Cargo has a ‘paper’ feel to it. It’s super flat and shockingly simple. It feels more print design-oriented in a way. Perhaps this creates a distance for a certain audience, which may be the desired effect (paired with the initial philosophy of invite-only subscriptions.)

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  • I do enjoy using Cargo Collective - I’m not sure I’m the best person to ask as I don’t have as much experience in coding but CC offers many features for those of us with little experience in HTML. I would certainly recommend for artists looking for a portfolio hosting site that offers a lot of flexibility for a reasonable rate.

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  • I would! I find it much more flexible than other platforms (eg squarespace) and it’s also pretty affordable.

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  • Cargo is great. Especially with their new version Cargo 2

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  • It's great! I love it!!

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  • I can highly recommend Cargo!

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  • I will, the interface is straightforward to use. It's easy to write your own code with if you want something other than the generic template.

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  • I would definetly recommend it!!

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  • I think its pretty good. It has a lot of really great themes and the ability to go in and add custom HTML. I would recommend Cargo or Squarespace.

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  • we'd like to recommend because easy to use(for modifying templet, uploading work), and don't need to worry about the traffic amount.

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  • its very simple and easy to navigate around. I would recommend it foe both if youre not good or good in coding. You can do both. Im not good with any coding so without you canessilh make a page like I did.

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  • I personally think it's brilliant and allows a way deeper stretch of options and the templates are of much better visual aesthetic than many other web-building sites. Plus it's pretty easy to navigate.

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  • I would definitely recommend Cargo. The new interface is very simple. It allows to manage the design and the text of the site a little like on Adobe Muse (in simpler). Once you have chosen a template, it's very fast.

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  • well, its no the best friendly portfolio builder… but, if you’re focused in to graphic design portfolio, yes, i would recommend.

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  • Cargo it´s very easy and a good platform to make and update your portfolio.

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  • Highly recommended. Was on Cargo1 previously and switched to Cargo 2. Very easy to use, great technical support ( pretty reactive ). Cargo 2 pushed the envelope in the way you can build your portfolio from scratch and completely custom build it vs. tweaking existing template.

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  • It’s pretty easy and full of options for layout!

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  • I would recommend it!

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  • I would totally recommend it, although, I´m sure I could take more advantage of the Cargo Plataform.

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  • would recommend Cargo, it's pretty great, i've had it for about 4 years now? It's super easy to use, the people who run it are really helpful, and it gives you templates that you can change up for what you need. If you have just a little knowledge about websites but can't straight up build your own, it's an easy platform to get things done.

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  • I’ve used it for years along with Behance, custom sites, etc. I recommend it because it’s quick and easy to keep updated, not so difficult to customize and works on desktop and mobile. I spend most of my time working for clients so I don’t have a lot of time to devote to fiddling around with my own site so quick, easy and professional solutions are ideal.

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  • it's the best. This is the premier portfolio builder. Elite creatives prefer to use Cargo for its sophisticated design. These guys really know what they're doing. Squarespace is often ripping ideas from Cargo ~

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  • I would certainly recommend it. I am very happy with them.

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  • yes but there are not many templatesc.

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  • As I am a designer with absolutely no coding or html knowledge, I was looking for a simple platform to help me build a portfolio quickly. I used cargo for the first version of my website a few years ago and I changed the design last year. It's been really quick and easy all the way and the new features include responsive design which was essential for me.

    So yes I would recommend it if you're looking for a simple, clean looking portfolio.

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  • The new Cargo2 is way better that the first version. Its easy to use but if you want to write some extra code in it you will go crasy. (for example, i didn't liked the menu and to personalize-it, it was a nightmare.

    But if you dont need that touch of personalisation, it's pretty cool.

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  • I would recommend it, its quite user friendly, with very little html coding knowledge you can build a nice site. Cargo templates are well designed, out of the box you get something nice looking.

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  • Cargo is amazing. I am currently experimenting with my own way of transmitting my work. So its not structurally a portfolio right now.

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  • it’s buggy but it’s ok for now. for a super simple 1 page website that was the best option. i might ask my friend to make a “copy” of my current layout for me, because it’s so simple to do and then i wont pay for cargo forever.

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  • i would totally recommend it! it was a bit confusing to use at first, but after spending time looking at the FAQs and trying stuff on my own i got the hang of it :) i dont really want to use any other platform again! i used to pay for my domain and hosting through GoDaddy but i made a good choice of switching over to cargo collective, i just pay for my domain and its more affordable for me.

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