I haven’t managed to write up anything about my business cards for months and months, so here you go.


It’s simply tess.oconnor.cx in 24pt Sauerkrauto.

Web Worker Daily asks, What’s on your business cards?

Well, what should go on your business card? The way I see it, there are only two must-haves:

  1. Name
  2. Contact information

It happens that my domain is both my name and my contact info, so I decided to go out on a limb and put just tess.oconnor.cx on my card. I think I hit about half of Scoble’s business card best practices:

  • These cards have helped to start many conversations. People are always surprised by the utter minimalism of them. Actually, the most common question is, what’s the cx stand for?
  • They’re the standard size.
  • They break the rules.
  • They’re different.
  • Scoble says, if you don’t put anything on your card other than your name, at least make sure you show up in Google/MSN and Yahoo. I think I can count this one, as people will know to type the domain in the location box, and if not, domains generally show up as their own first Google result.

But hey, I shouldn’t talk about business cards without praising where I buy them: a true gem of Web 1.0, designyourowncard.com. In general, I don’t subscribe to the notion that Web 1.0 sites were better than Web 2.0 sites, but designyourowncard.com completely rocks. It’s the simplest thing that could possibly work. An incredibly straightforward, if un-ajaxy interface, backed by a system that still remembers every card I’ve ordered over years and years with no fuss at all.

Definitely worth a look next time you need to order cards.