We’re excited to announce that our new website is live. We updated the design and content so that it reflects what Cargobase can offer
We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed website is live. After several months of discussing designs, tone of voice, and what kind of technology to use, we are delighted that our hard work and dedication lead to something we are really proud of.
We wanted to make the new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly while also focusing on better informing our users & customers. The updated site includes changes to the overall design, navigation, and structure of our content. We have also rewritten most of the content and added relevant illustrations so that it truly reflects what Cargobase is able to offer and also gives a small peak in the things that we are working on.
For the new website, we wanted to experiment with new technologies that could help us in the future, so we have settled for an open-source headless content management system, called Strapi, that allows us to create all kind of content and distribute it to different channels. Moreover, as a design framework, we have chosen Tailwind, which allowed us to quickly get a modern look and feel.
We also decided to make the website a single-page application (SPA), using React. Maybe you experienced it already when browsing the site, but there are no page loads, the application fetches the data when you click on a link so navigating on the website should feel much more intuitive. Spoiler; this SPA concept will also drive the new platform UI that we are launching later this year, but more on that later.
The drawback of a SPA is that for search engines it is difficult to scrape the content, so in order to make our website also SEO friendly, we used a technology called Next.js, which enables you to use the React code on the back-end as well. Therefore you have a single code base for both the front-end and the back-end, which is pretty great!
We hope you enjoy our new website! If you have any feedback, we love to hear from you.