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Posted on 9th February, 2017 in Development, Digital

2016 was the year of CodinGame and while it has been around since 2012, it wasn't until last year that it started to show up on our radar at the Cargo office. What makes CodinGame different from most programming tutorials is it turns code into a game and lets you compete against other coders as you work your way up the leaderboard. CodinGame has said their goal "is to let programmers keep on improving their coding skills by solving the World's most challenging problems, learn new concepts, and get inspired by the best developers." The games are available in over 20 languages including C++, Java, PHP, Python and Ruby. We let our developers Adam and Rich loose on the CodinGame website to see what their perspective was on the platform.                                 

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Posted on 3rd November, 2016 in Brand, Illustration, Design, Social Media, Development, Digital, Marketing

If you are a charismatic, motivated individual who is great with clients, a real people person and super organised you may be the person we are looking for.            

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Posted on 9th June, 2016 in Development, Digital

Website stability and reliability has once again been in the headlines in recent months following a major issue with web hosting company 123reg.com. The hosting company ‘accidentally’ deleted an ‘unspecified number’ of it’s customers websites resulting in data being lost for many companies. Whilst the hosting company progressed through the procedure of a data recovery exercise they advised that anyone with a website back up begin the process themselves of rebuilding their websites.

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Posted on 8th April, 2016 in Development

The "Panama Papers" story has been all over newspapers and television this week. In short, 2.6 terabytes of data consisting of 11.5 million files were leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. The papers reveal a system of hiding money in offshore accounts for what appears to be the sole purpose of paying less tax.

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Posted on 4th April, 2016 in Development, Digital

Going fully ‘headless’ is quite a challenge, both in practice and concept, when you’re used to managing websites built on platforms like WordPress. The potential benefits can be well worth considering when starting a new project.

Before we get into that, though -  what is a Headless CMS?…other than spooky, of course.

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Posted on 8th March, 2016 in Development

It’s now been over a year since we launched the current version of the Cargo Creative website. In our last launch, we made a lot of changes to the front end that are easy to see, such as introducing 'The Cargo Hold' and reworking the way we do our case studies, in the 'Work' section.

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Posted on 19th November, 2015 in Development

Current development workflow is going pretty well and with the large number of projects Cargo have worked on over the last year or so it’s the smoothest it’s ever been.

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Posted on 13th November, 2015 in Development, Digital

Mobile: the outgoing, ubiquitous sibling of desktop. Mobile is a mover and a shaker. There’s a limitless possibility to the variety of websites loaded on the go, but sometimes Mobile can be a little slow. While we have forgiven this youthful attitude in the past, it is time mobile got up to speed and started keeping pace with today’s expectations of user experience.

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Posted on 24th April, 2015 in Development, Digital

You may have read this week on the BBC, the Wall Street Journal or watched the coverage on Channel 4 News that Google are updating their algorithm so that websites which are "mobile-friendly" will appear higher in search results than websites that aren't. We wanted to give our view on the update and on how it could affect your website.

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Posted on 16th April, 2015 in Development

We’ve been talking recently in the studio about technical specifications, the importance of attention to detail and if the specification isn’t being followed or veers off course, how to spot it as soon as possible.

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Posted on 1st April, 2015 in Brand, Development, Digital

We have recently been involved with the launch of Point Blank Cold Brew Coffee. A new caffeinated product that is less acidic than standard coffee and is sugar free, fat free, has no carbohydrates and is also very low in calories.

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Posted on 23rd January, 2015 in Design, Development, Digital

At the end of 2013, following a creative pitch process we were appointed to re-design and develop a new website for Mediaworks. We had also delivered their existing site, however after a great deal of change not only in their organisation but also in their industry, it had become apparent that an update to the presence was indeed needed.

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Posted on 16th January, 2015 in Design, Development, Digital

Cargo Creative has helped to deliver a new website for one of the region’s leading law firms. The Newcastle-based web design agency worked with Ward Hadaway to overhaul the UK Top 100 firm’s online presence to further improve its services to clients and deliver a comprehensive web service across a range of platforms.

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Posted on 14th February, 2014 in Development

The web is constantly expanding and developing. New technologies are released on a monthly, if not weekly, basis and browsers and developers alike have to keep up with these changes to ensure the end user receives the best possible user experience.

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Posted on 16th January, 2014 in Design, Development

Since I joined Cargo last year one of my main challenges as a designer has been learning to design for responsive websites. Responsive web design comes with it’s own set of challenges, much of which is well documented over the web. Developers in particular are often seeking new ways to better themselves and develop the way they tackle responsive. However the information available always seems to focus on the role of the developer and very little actually mentions the role of the designer.

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Posted on 10th January, 2014 in Brand, Illustration, Design, Social Media, Development

So here we are, at the start of another exciting year. Before we look back (and forward), we would like to firstly thank all those clients that we have worked with in the last 12 months, and look forward to continue to work with, as this has helped make 2013 the best year yet for Cargo.

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Posted on 24th October, 2013 in Brand, Design, Development

With the release of iOS 7 the discussion of flat design has been popular around the Cargo studio. It has us posing the question; is it the latest design trend to take its grip upon the design industry or does the root of this latest trend go deeper than that.

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Posted on 12th March, 2013 in Development

With the progression in responsive design and development, design trends have been moving towards larger imagery (see Spotify or Design Week Portland) as resizing images based on a browser’s width is fairly common practice. If you’re on a mobile device you’ll get a squished version of the full size image. Happy days. Obviously there are the some potential performance issues based around this but I’ll not go into this just now.

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Posted on 8th March, 2013 in Development

As a front end developer I try to build all my code in a semantic way – or at least what I believe is semantic – in the hopes that the final output is dynamic, easy to build upon for me or another developer and, most importantly, looks good across all screen sizes and devices.

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