Category: Week in review

Short summary of what happened on HUMANS this week.

December 14 – December 20, Week in review

A lot of people ask what makes for a good personal website. The answer is not as easy as it seems and it depends on quite a lot of factors. We’ll write a series of longer posts just about that, but for now let me tell you one thing that usually catches our eyes when we look at personal websites.

The thing is, great personal websites have something… (drumroll please) personal about them. They are not cookie-cutter template based, and even if they do use a design template (which is totally fine and makes things much easier to setup), they offer some sort of originality – in content, images, organization or anything.

Moreover, the one thing that we see as a big differentiator between great personal sites and all the rest is how much personality they show. The more you expose yourself and not just your work, the better the site is.

Some of the list added to our platform this week exhibit just that quality – showing the personality of their heroes. Enjoy!

New sites on HUMANS

  • Alejandro GavanchoMultidisciplinary designer from Peru
  • Andrew Benson Vistual artist doing cool stuff with software
  • Laura GonzálezAn artist, speaker, developer, and a self-proclaimed overall disgrace…
  • David William BaumA fashion, still life, and landscape photographer and creative director working in the US.
  • Taro YoshimuraJapanese developer, gamer and animal lover. Not necessarily at that order.
  • Guillaume TomasiPhotographer and curator based in Montreal
  • Jakub SzerszeńPolish self taught front end developer
  • Albert OmossComputational designer and artist from San Diego, California
  • Filip NordinSwedish Interactive Art Director
  • Mel NguyễnFreelance graphic designer, working of Brooklyn
  • Parker HendersonProduct designer from California
  • Kristijan RistovskiProlific maker, JS instructor and an occasional participator in Katy Perry videos.
  • Sara VieiraFull stack developer
  • Kent C. DoddsSoftware developer turned full time web instructor and educator
  • Rahat Chowdhury Developer,streamer,rapper and pokemon master from New York City
  • Neal AgarwalA creative coder since he was 10 years old. Exploring the intersection of creativity and technology.
  • Dan SankeyUK based product designer
  • Amelia WattenbergerFront end developer, UXer and Data visualizer
  • Seun AkanniNigerian full stack developer

New featured sites

Here goes. This is the list of personal sites and portfolios we have chosen to highlight this week. As usual, we select one personal site per day to showcase, and put in front of everybody else. There is usually something that we find specifically appealing about that website – whether it’s the design, content or something else entirely. This is the group of personal site that we featured in the last seven days:

December 7 – December 13, Week in review

If you are following closely, you probably noticed that every week more and more personal sites are added to our platform. You may be asking yourself, how do these websites get here in the first place. How are they chosen?

Well, the answer is that it’s a mix of sites that are submitted to the platform (and there are currently a few thousands of sites waiting for approval, review and upload) and other sites that we bump into when we browse online.

We know that the wait time for acceptance can be long (sometimes over a few months), but don’t be discouraged. We get to each and every site eventually, and if it meets our quality standards (no spam, no affiliate links), it will get here eventually.

For the time being, let’s review some of the new submissions from the last week.

New sites on HUMANS

New featured sites

Yes, every day we select on personal site to highlight in our various channels and social media networks that we operate on. These are portfolios or personal sites that caught our eye for one reasons or another. They may have striking designs, interesting content, be super minimal or over the top. Want to be featured? Let us know!

November 30 – December 6, Week in review

That’s just the time in the week when we review what we did this week, and what’s happening in the world of personal website creation. This was a rather busy week on HUMANS as we headed to NYC for some important meetings that helped us set where HUMANS is going next. More updates and changes to our operations coming very soon.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we have added 7 new personal sites and portfolios to our HUMANS database. Congrats all for joining!

  • Jacob Frederiksen – Freelance creative frontend developer from Denemark
  • Joel Cox – NY based product designer and creator of the Volta word processor
  • Jenn Piatkowski – Curly designer, spreading good vibes and great designs from Tokyo
  • Vinicius Sueiro – Creative developer from Brazil
  • Ross Dallaire – Creative developer from Pullman, Washington
  • Tom WitkowskiWeb developer and occasional gamer from Germany
  • Adam Greenough – Freelance web developer & designer from the UK

New featured sites

There is one personal website that we select every day to highlight and feature on HUMANS and on our social media channels. If you are interested in being featured, do let us know.

November 23 – November 29, Week in review

Like every week, this is the time to review and details what’s been added and what’s been featured. Here goes, and happy black and cyber weekend for those who celebrate 🙂

New sites on HUMANS

This week we add 24 new personal sites and portfolios to our HUMANS database. Congrats all for joining!

New featured sites

Every day one personal website is celebrated. We pin the featured site to the top of our HUMANS platform, viewable by thousands. We also mention the site on our various social media platforms. Want to be featured? Let us know!

November 16 – November 22, Week in review

Very busy week here in HUMANS HQ. Many new extra cool personal sites on our platform, and extraordinary features coming soon to the site, and worked on at our lab right now.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we introduced 21 new personal site profiles:

New Featured Sites

Every day we select one personal site that we wish to highlight. It is unnecessarily a new site or the one with the most striking design, but it showcases something interesting about the world of personal website design. It can be the content, the layout, the density or something else entirely. These were our picks for this week:

November 9 – November 15, Week in review

Many new entries this week in HUMANS. Very interesting people added to our database of inspiring personal sites. Check them out for design inspiration but also, and more important, getting to know them. Here goes.

Many new entries this week in HUMANS. Very interesting people added to our database of inspiring personal sites. Check them out for design inspiration but also, and more important, getting to know them. Here goes.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we introduced 17 new personal site profiles:

New Featured Sites

Every week we highlight new and veteran personal sites. These sites are not necessarily the best designed or the ones featuring the newest technologies. We care about sites that reflect the personality of their owners. These are the ones we featured this week:

November 2 – November 8, Week in review

Another hectic week of site adds and features. We are currently working on rebuilding the entire codebase in React, so no actual new features this week, but a lot is happening behind the scenes.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we introduced 13 new personal site profiles:

New Featured Sites

Every week we highlight a few sites, put them at front and showcase them in our various social media outlets. They are not always the best looking websites, or the most innovative, but they usually feature something special – in content, design, structure, typography or something else. Let us know if you wish to be featured.

October 26 – November 1, Week in review

This was one busy week.

If you haven’t already, you are welcome to read a little bit about the story that led to the launching of HUMANS.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we introduced 23 new personal website profiles:

New Featured Sites

Like every week, each day is celebrated by featuring one personal website that grabs our attention. We highlight the featured site on the HUMANS frontpage and share it on social media.

October 19 – October 25, Week in review

These posts will list the latest happenings on HUMANS including new features, design, changes, but also will sum up new content uploaded to HUMANS. So, let’s dive in:

New Features

  • HUMANS blog launched – this week we launched the HUMANS blog. If you are reading this, you are probably already aware of this new feature 🙂
  • User authentication – any user can now authenticate by entering an email address and receiving a one-time pincode. Authenticated users can save site designs in a special list and view this list over and over. Authenticated users are the only ones who can claim a site on HUMANS, which leads us to…
  • Site claiming – users can now claim a website by embedding a special code on their website. Once a site is claimed, users can modify listed content, view site statistics and download vanity badges to place on their own personal sites.

New sites on HUMANS

This week we introduced 19 new personal website profiles:

  • Kaloyan Petrov – Product designer working from Bulgaria
  • Neil Kim Gardose – Philippines based front end engineer
  • Vincent Trivett – Full stack web developer and technology educator from Brooklyn, NY
  • Paul Cmachowski – PHP developer from Poland
  • George Bougakov – Too cool for school software developer and maker from Moscow. Oh, and he’s 14.
  • Stanislav Katkov – Maker, developer and software tinkerer with an (un)styled personal site.
  • Bill Xiong – Travel loving software engineer from Canada.
  • Apoorva Agarwal – Indian product designer
  • Bryan Farevaag – Product designer using a Semplice based one pager
  • Matt Lee – Californian web designer with a dark black portfolio
  • Michael Pfister – Engineer, founder & creative from San Francisco
  • Vincent Orback – Frontend developer from Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Bora Öztunç – Visual designer & storyteller from Turkey
  • Catalina de León Belloc – Product designer, mother, chocolate & beer lover (and a cool personal site owner)
  • Jessica Harrington – Graphic designer from Portland, Oregon
  • Preet Shihn – Canadian engineer working from SF and the owner of our first listed built with Eleventy (11ty)
  • Charli Marie – New Zealand born marketer & designer. Has a very purple personal website
  • Tatiana Mac – Very inspiring personal site (and the second site we list with Eleventy 🙂 )
  • Henry Desroches – Creative developer from Denver, Colorado

New Featured Sites

Every day we feature one personal website that grabs our attention. We highlight the featured site on the HUMANS frontpage and share it on social media.


Plenty of stuff planned for next week so stay tuned for more features, more content and many more inspiring personal websites.

Want to have your site listed? Click on the plus sign on the HUMANS homepage.