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"About" is a commonly occurring page or section on a site that provides an introduction, overview, or summary of the site. On a personal site, this would be usually be in the form of an expanded h-card about the person. About information can either be on a dedicated page, on every page (e.g. in a footer), or often on the site home page.

The key part of the About is the p-note of the h-card, which attempts to introduce the site visitor to the person in a simple and plain manner.

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Guidelines

A good About p-note should be brief. There is always the opportunity to expand later. This is not a resume (that's what h-resume is for). This is to introduce people to the author and owner of the site.

IndieWeb Examples

on homepage

Tantek

Tantek Çelik on tantek.com: "My name is Tantek. I work on open web standards and the indie web. I code, design, run, climb, and fight for the users."

Barnaby Walters

Barnaby Walters on waterpigs.co.uk: "I am a British web developer and luthier working at Vísar in Reykjavík, Iceland."

Aaron Parecki

Aaron Parecki on aaronparecki.com: "Aaron Parecki is CTO of the Esri R&D Center, Portland, and the co-founder of IndieWebCamp. He is known for having tracked his location at 5 second intervals since 2008, and for co-founding Geoloqi, a location-based software company acquired by Esri in 2012. His work has been featured in Wired, Fast Company and more. He made Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30 for his work on Geoloqi." He also links to a full/expanded biography.

Ryan Barrett

Ryan Barrett on snarfed.org: "I live, work, and play in San Francisco. I code, write, and post pictures here."

Bear

bear on bear.im: "Opsasaurus Ursus - professional curmudgeon currently working at &yet on the Operations Team."

separate page

Jeena

Jeena Paradies on https://jeena.net/about is the main h-card with all the detailed data which shouldn't be on the homepage because it is just too much.

Kartik

Kartik Prabhu on https://kartikprabhu.com/about#me is the main h-card with a p-note which reads -

"I think, discover, compute, make, build, code, design, write, paint, photograph, am!

I study mathematical properties of black holes and their effects on other things in the Universe. I spend my spare time on photography and, sometimes, painting. I write short stories, and haikus on occasion. I am also excited by the wonderful ideas in web design, and play around with the them on this site."

There is a minimal h-card with photo and name in the footer of the site on all pages that links to the full one using u-url u-uid.

gRegor Morrill

gRegor Morrill on http://gregorlove.com/about/ since 2011-??-??

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