Cage is a web-based tool that designers can use to present their work to clients, colleagues, and anyone else online. In three simple steps, a freelancer artist or ad agency team can upload, share, and collaborate on a design. Cage is an application that fosters a sense of unity and collaboration among teammates thanks to its useful commenting and feedback features, and even helps businesses communicate with finicky clients throughout the entire design process.
You can create an account with Cage in less than a minute. That’s all the time it takes. You’ll be asked to enter your name, business name, and email address, and to create a secure subdomain website address where your projects can be found. Next, it’s time to start uploading projects. Click “New Project,” give your project a name, and upload a design. Cage accepts .jpg, .gif, and .png files up to 4mb in size. You can upload multiple designs to a single project, and then reorder those design thumbnails on the project page in whatever way makes sense to you. Click on an individual design to see it full size in “Preview Mode,” and email the link to colleagues for feedback. You can add notes to the specific part of a design that you have questions about – which works great in cases where you’re not sure about a font size or the placement of a graphic – and collect feedback in the comments section underneath each design.
For more private designs, like those you’re making for individual clients, Cage offers a quick passcode protection feature that can be turned on and off with ease. The application also lets project creators decide whether to allow notes and conversations on their project pages. An individual user can upload multiple projects onto Cage, making this a fantastic application both for freelance designers and small agencies looking for better ways to share projects online.
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