JoyEngine was created in 2005 to highlight good work and serve as a source of creative inspiration. Driven by an author/contributor base of like-minded creative professionals, the site is in a state of perpetual change, occasionally pausing to call attention to noteworthy ideas, individuals, and endeavors.
As JoyEngine enters its fifth year it hopes to continue to inspire, inform, and ultimately promote positive change in the world. The JoyEngine team holds the belief that access to information is one of the many factors limiting ideation and innovation. With this ideal in mind, JoyEngine strives to function as a platform for the exchange and the utilization of information.
While the content of JoyEngine spans a range of subject matter from graphic design to technology, from indy DIY fashion to contemporary art, from global events to local politics, it’s all bound by a collective consciousness. This collective consciousness shares the belief that change, while often challenging, is inevitable. That change is good and that change leads to progress – whether it be in the arts or in politics or in your own neighborhood.
Cargo / Folkert Gorter
Cargo is a web publishing CMS and community-building platform by Folkert Gorter in collaboration with Josh Pangell and Rene Daalder, as well as Jon-Kyle Mohr and Richard Cacares. The premise behind this publishing platform is that the “content” is the cargo.
Cargo’s goal is to dramatically increase the accessibility and exposure of creative individuals on the Internet, while aspiring to build a networked context that will contribute to the culture as a whole.
Since its release Cargo has evolved significantly, and in our opinion has come to embody all that a community-centered, CMS-driven publishing platform could hope to be – for now. In just the last quarter Cargo has released a barrage of both functional and aesthetic updates making the platform even more relevant. Per the Cargo “dev log” some of the recent releases/updates include:
- Memcache (enabling most content to be served directly from memory offering faster load time and higher server throughput)
- Keyboard Shortcuts (offering enhanced navigation)
- A new video player (embeds externally hosted Quicktime H.264 and FLV video files)
- A new audio player (embed and plays MP3 audio, rendered by universal CSS – fully customizable)