This morning I launched a new website. Some people commented asking why I needed another site, as I already own 2. My initial answer was: “One site to rule them all.” But actually, it’s just a virtual business card…
Screenshot of timvandamme.com, my new online business card
I have lots of different business cards: Personal, business, some free Moo business cards, and some fun cards to hand out as schwag.
That’s a lot of cards, and I can’t have them on me all the time. So I thought: “Well, since timvandamme.com is still available, I might as well buy it, and put some information about me on it.” The URL is easy to remember (even my grandfather could remember that domain from the first time), and people (clients, friends, family, online friends) can find all the information they want.
Besides being easy to remember, and saving me some costs in print, this was a great opportunity to play around with jQuery and Microformats. The Vcard is generated by Technorati, which scans websites for Microformats. This makes it easy to update your information (just change the HTML and your Vcard will automatically change as well).
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