The Eagle…er…Page Has Landed

by Ed Lau on August 9, 2011

I’m still not quite sure what the benefits of having a personal landing page are but after seeing a few familiar faces using free services from some specialized personal landing page sites, I decided to make one of my own. If nothing else, it will give me a URL I can put on business cards that I probably won’t need to change and shows my entire presence on the internet. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve handed out cards but had to add “Oh, but my food blog is here.” at foodie events or “But I also write for Canucks Hockey Blog.” at tweetups. Instead, I can just hand them a card that directs to a site where all my online stuff is.

That and I have to admit, I thought up a somewhat clever domain name (edlauis.me) and registered it on a whim. I don’t like using free services since I think that’s like using Blogspot or Blogger or even WordPress to host my blog rather than having my own URL. I also thought it would be fun to learn how to write a website from scratch using lines of HTML and CSS code rather than having it all done for me with WordPress.

What do you think? O

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used tires September 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I like it Ed! Love the design on the website, and its a concept that can work for you with you giving the cards out to people. Its nice to have everything in one simple place.

-Jean

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Chris (@lyteforce) September 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

Looking stylish Ed (and yes, I know I’m late to the party)! I always forget that I have myself an about.me page – something I’m apt to stick with considering I’m too lazy to create one of my own.

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Malignant Hypertension September 10, 2011 at 6:14 am

Nice!
The design is plain and simple, to the point very professional.

Thumbs up for this one. :D

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Kim September 17, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Excellent idea Ed!
You have given me a great idea for a rather stale personal site of my own. I must get to work on it and improve it with such simplicity – how awesome.
Thanks.
Kim

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friv September 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm

thank you for the great idea. I want to set up the personal blog on my own, too, but the problems is that i dont know anything about CSS and HTML code, so i still have to depend on WP (but to tell the truth, WP is good for setting up a blog, right?)

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Top watches January 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Creating your own site using HTML and CSS can be fustrating unless you have a good knowledge of coding. Also you dont have all the benefits of the plugins and themes that you get with a wordpress site.

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p90x February 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

The landing page looks great Ed. Very professional looking. It is a nice clean layout.

- Robert

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HouseMusicAddict March 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Yelling loudly as guys throw rubber at a net. Bahahahah that one gave me a good laugh :)

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Online Education Consultation July 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Very nice idea. Create your personal page very attractive and with lot of content.Visitors will get attracted.

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