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Best Practices For Effective Design Of "About me"-Pages | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine

by Tom Johnson on Jul 16, 2009 •
categories: technical-writing

Best Practices For Effective Design Of "About me"-Pages | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine. Smashing Magazine routinely comes out with posts that have 50+ examples of something. Usually I gloss over these posts, but the About Me page is critical for a blog, so I read it more carefully. Readers want to know a little about the author they're reading. My About Me page isn't that exciting -- certainly not creative or artsy enough to make Smashing Magazine's list. I work on my About Me every now and then, trying to figure out what to say because I know it's one of the most read pages on a blog. I just updated my About page page again tonight, adding a little more detail. I'm never quite sure if it's interesting or if answers questions people have.

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I'm a technical writer based in the California San Francisco Bay area. In this blog, I write about topics related to technical writing and communication — such as software documentation, API documentation, visual communication, information architecture, writing techniques, plain language, tech comm careers, and more. Check out simplifying complexity and API documentation for some deep dives into these topics. If you're a technical writer and want to keep on top of the latest trends in the field, be sure to subscribe to email updates. You can also learn more about me or contact me.

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