Formerly known as Nectar, the guys behind Magnt are an incredible crew of web sophisticates (is that even a real word?). Apart from knowing them personally, just seeing the work that they produce is enough to make me admire them. If you're interested in learning more about the team behind Magnt you can read an old interview I did with them.
Pretty much their slogan says it all, "Beautiful websites that introduce you to the world". But if you don't believe me, then let me show you how easy it is to get yourself set up online with Magnt.
Sign up for free in seconds
Seriously it takes no more than entering in your email address and a password to get set up with your free account. Magnt has really stripped the sign up process down to the bare essentials, all the while keeping is super sexy and intelligent (it will tell you if you enter in an invalid email address).
Tell the world who you are
This next six steps are all available to you at your leisure. If you want to skip all six, go ahead, nobody is forcing you to fill out anything in order to get to your site. But I think you might want some content so when people see the hot new magntized version of yourself, they can recognize you.
Also, I suggest you utilize the "Keywords" on the site. They are there to help you describe yourself in brief snippets. Save the more lengthy description for the "About Me" section. Have fun with them. Don't take yourself too seriously, unless you're a serious person then by all means go for it. And if you're not good with words, don't worry, they're one step ahead of you. Type in any word in the "Need a better word?" field and watch the magic happen.
And if none of that still doesn't impress you, then maybe the way they've built the admin interface to sit on top of your site so there is no load time between editing your site and viewing your site should. I don't think I can describe all the programming that went on to make this happen, but I'm in awe with how simple and beautiful they made the whole thing work.
With a Pro account for just $9/month whereby you get your own custom domain, email forwarding, RSS feed, premium themes, mobile version of your site and have a downloadable resume, this is the perfect solution for anyone in need of a central hub on the web.
To sum it up, I'd definitely have to put the release of Magntize in my top three list for awesome new web apps in 2009. From engaging users on a simple level and allowing them to edit content on the fly, to beautifully designed themes and how seamless everything works. Magnt has really stepped up their game. So go sign up now and introduce yourself to the world.