updating my online portfolio: Cargo or Squarespace?
I last redesigned my website two years ago. I’m proud of it because I did everything myself— code, design, the material presented, everything.
Last fall, I decided I would do one final, major redesign (and portfolio update) before entering medical school. I posted some of the progress photos online. I’ve been busy, but in my downtime, I coded everything except the portfolio.
Well, I coded the grid for various portfolio pages, but I don’t have the desire to code a few dozen individual pages for select portfolio pieces (not to mention future pages for future work). While I still want to totally-design the rest of my website, I’m perfectly fine using an online service for the portfolio section. I’ve thought of two providers so far: Cargo Collective and Squarespace.
Have any of you used either service? Do you have any recommendations?
I am beginning to think we are using the wrong words to describe what it means to be an “independent artist” and it’s setting the stage for these kinds of breakdowns. But any argument about the meaning of words quickly gets messy and complicated, and I’m not smart enough to defend it.
Still, I think words are abstractions, and abstractions become expressions that frame our understanding of our experiences, expectations, culture—everything. Language is an interface, and if an interface can mold behavior and perception, than language does that to your life.
We need new words so we can talk. We need to talk so we can explore. We need to explore so we can build, and we need to build so we can sustain. We are at the beginning of something good, but we need to take care of it and ourselves so it can keep going, better.