Enhancing the Experience
By Aaron Walker Sr.
Greetings! I hope you all are enjoying the holidays, and had a great Christmas!
Briefly, we wanted to talk about the redesigned www.Cargo3120.com website.
The members of Team Cargo understand the importance of user experience as it relates to the internet. With that in mind, we moved forward with a major overhaul to the look and flow of our website. Here are the highlights:
With identity theft on the rise, we made the decision to redirect all of our incoming traffic to the secure version of the Cargo 3120 website (so you’ll notice the nifty https in the address bar). This may not seem huge, but it allows us to ensure that any data you provide on our website, from posts to email addresses are encrypted. Being an IT guy myself, I’ll be the first to tell you: there is no 100% full proof security feature out there. But I believe it is important to take every precaution to mitigate risk to your users whenever possible. It’s just the right thing to do, so that’s what we did, because after all… we want you to keep coming back.
Better Mobile Experience
Let’s face it, almost everyone today is mobile. Between cell phones and the sheer variety of tablets out there, chances are if you have a website, most of your traffic likely to come from some sort of mobile device. In fact, in a recent ad campaign we ran, I noticed that most of our traffic did indeed come from mobile devices. But we had a serious problem… Our site was not mobile friendly… at all (even according to Google’s exacting standards). Something had to be done. What’s the purpose of having a site if you can barely navigate it on a mobile device? So to make major changes to the site in an effort to give our mobile users a better mobile experience.
It took some doing and tweaking, but I think we got it right. We wanted to retain the overall look of our previous site, but it simply had to work better on not just mobile devices, but when the window on your desktop window is resized as well. The site also had to have a clean look that was easier to read. So I think we got it right. Of course, we will still be making minor changes and enhancements going forward, but what we have in place now gets the job done, and we certainly hope you like the changes. Drop us a line by commenting on this blog post to let us know what you think.
New Subscription Feature
One of the enhancements we’ve been wanting to add to our site for the longest, was an email subscription feature. We wanted to connect with our visitors in order to keep you up to date with the latest happenings with the Cargo 3120 project. And now that we finished our initial security overhaul of the website, we invested in a secure feature to collect the email addresses of those who choose to receive our periodic newsletters that we’ll be sending out soon (we promise not to inundate you with junk mail). In addition, the subscription feature will also keep you up to date with our latest blog posts, just in case you can’t make it to our website to catch up. We will also send out exclusive offers to our subscribers. In fact, we will have one coming very soon, so be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out. Interested? Sign up here Today!
And last but not least, we want to give a big thank you to our artist: Lemelle Wherry for redesigning our website logo. On the previous version of our website, we had the generic banner that just said “Cargo” and not “Cargo 3120”. We wanted a redesigned logo, but with everyone being so busy since the launch of our website, the new logo was something that we had to put on the backburner. But Lemelle came through. Let us know what you think! And while you are here, why not click the new logo below to get your copy of the new Cargo 3120 eBook Novella, available now for only .99 Cents!
Be safe, we’ll see ya in the New Year!