I wanted to create an “About” page that would be interesting and different. I looked for inspiration in Smashing Magazine’s Best Practices For Effective Design Of “About me”-Pages. There are a lot of very cool concepts in this list, but none of them seemed quite right for me. I wanted to express the basic facts of my work, experience and location but also add some more personal information in a simple format. When thinking about how to best express the essence of me, I recalled the “25 Random Things About Me” meme that I completed a while ago on Facebook. This seemed to be a straightforward way to include a lot of information, but not overwhelm readers with pithy paragraphs. I put together my list and then grouped it into chunks of 5 so it would be easier to digest. The most important stuff is at the top so readers can get to that first and then go further if they are interested. I also added a big picture of myself at the beach, hot! Here’s the result: About.