As we all know, the web is a pretty fast moving place, where attention spans are short and patience is limited. A trend that’s become increasing popular is for designers to introduce themselves on the home page, with more information available on the About page. Or if your entire website resides one page, then you really have to introduce yourself on that page.
The introductory text needs to be short and to the point, and useful for the reader. It makes sense that the introduction is (nearly always) at the top of the page where it can catch the eye. Saying hello in this fashion certainly gives a friendly feel to the site and allows a designer to expand a bit on the usual tagline and logo combination. To make the introduction stand out, many designers are using large text and bright colours or strong contrast. Below for your design inspiration, you’ll find 10 examples of designers saying hello!
Mathia Leihu has a colouful big text intro at the top of his site, with a small portrait rollover in the sidebar.
Claire Baxter’s site is clean and colourful with a short hello.
Joseph Gallagher’s portfolio has a nice header image, followed by an introduction from the designer.
Design Spectacle clearly outlines the roles of the site owner. Large headings on the left and paragraphs of text on the right.
A mulit-lingual hello from Area 17.
Daniel Gutierrez has a beautiful portfolio site with a big hello right in the middle of the homepage.
Illustrator Fernando Landi’s character and speech bubble greets the visitor on the homepage.
Ryan Keiser fills the page with his introduction.
Seth Said is clean with a memorable image and his latest tweet.
Ok, so there’s no introductory text here, but there is a cute character and a nice hello on the Dan Joe Design homepage.
Do you have an introductory hello on your site? Or do you save your info for the About page? Have you seen any sites with really cool designer introductions?