Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 by Danny Davies
For those of you who don’t know me (all of you!), my name’s Danny, and I’m a happy All My Faves employee. I’m also from Manchester, England. I actually graduated law school last year, and like the rest of the world’s population of university graduates, was staring down the barrel of a bleak year without any work!
Luckily for me, the delightful Roy and Shachar at All My Faves (yes, they are reading this…), invited me to come be a part of their ambitious project to turn the vast, confusing, inaccessible world of the internet into one visual page. One page where you can find the best websites for any category or interest. But also one page that contains hundreds of smaller, customizable homepages filled with specially selected sites made to satisfy your own specific niche interests for anything; from watching free TV online, to entrepreneurs, to the best music sites.
And my own personalized version gives me all of that, as well as my own ‘faves’, accessible on the computer, my friends’ iPads, and my mobile phone.
For me though, the best thing about having an All My Faves homepage is that I can customize exactly how it looks. Everything from the order and shape of the way you put your favorite sites on a homepage tab, to the actual logos of the sites is customizable. And that got me thinking. I’m from Manchester. And I’m a massive fan of Manchester United. So why not build a homepage dedicated to the team I love? For the first time I wouldn’t have to lose out on all the great Man United sites I could be using. For the first time, I would be able to access all the best news sites, blogs, sites to watch games live, sites to download match highlights, twitter feeds, and anything else Man United I could think of, all in one place! And it would look great, because I can upload my own created logos for every site.
So I built it. All My ManUtd Faves. And it soon became clear that this wasn’t going to be just a personal page for me to use. This was the sort of resource that any Manchester United supporter would find useful. It would allow them to discover and use the best sites related to their team. It would be their Big Red Tour Guide to the Big Red Internet. And all I did to create this was customize an All My Faves homepage!
What it shows you, is that you literally can make anything with a homepage, whether it’s a fan page for your soccer team, or a brand page for your business. All you need is a bit of creativity and imagination. And of course you can always tweet me on @dannyjdavies to get any hints, tips, advice or even get me to make a logo for you to use on your page!