If you have work to showcase and you don’t want a nameplate site that looks like everyone else’s, try Hoverboard.io. It’s brand new, is completely free, and looks fantastic. It’s also built for writers, developers and makers who want to show off their social profiles, Github projects, blog posts and work experience.
It took me a couple of minutes to get my profile set up. You choose a nice, huge header image to display at the top of the page behind your name and title, and your social networks are linked by icons right under your personal bio. Just below that are any blog entries you’ve written on the site, just above your GitHub projects (just add your GitHub username and they’ll be pulled in). Near the bottom of your profile, you’ll see your work timeline, and you can fill it in with your job history, education, volunteering — anything you want people to see when they visit your page. You can even encourage other users at Hoverboard to “endorse” you and those endorsements also show up on your profile for the world to see.
Hoverboard is a bit more robust than a lot of nameplate sites we’ve seen, mostly in that it’s geared more towards showing off the things you’ve accomplished and what you can do over just getting your name out there and showcasing a big picture of yourself. It also puts the focus on your projects and accomplishments over just linking to your social networks and profiles. The service is free and open to sign-ups, so hit the link below to try it out for yourself.