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about pages

28 January, 2016

about pages

Why do these pages even exist?

Don't be super generic, bland, grey, and corporate-speaky. People want real, meaningful information, not company statistics.

Don't have a sales-y about page. No one wants to hear that you're a 'world-class' whatever, or that you're committed to such and such a thing where you provide so and so such a best whatever. Just get to the point.

Skip the legal. That's for a 'legal' page.

Design the content of this part of your website the same way you should be designging every part of your site: figure out what your users need, and provide it. Use quotes. Use good photos. Use a 'natural, friendly, confident writing voice' (Erin Kissane, alistapart.com, 2006). Have a personality. But don't make it overwhelming.

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