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Sumry is a web-based experience portfolio, better than a resumé

I hate resumés. Very old school and traditional, they generally follow a staid model of the presentation of self. But in the world of work, people still need something that ties up their education, capabilities, and some glimmer of personality in a few pages as the start of discussions about work opportunities.

Sumry is a new entrant in the expanding alternatives to resumés, joining Zivify (see Here comes the social resume) and one-page sites like About.me. But it incorporates a flat design aesthetic, with navigation at the top jumping to sections farther down the page. Here’s an example:

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Clicking on the ‘Top Three Passions above, jumps to this section:

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I think there should be a social dimension to this app, even if it were not displayed on the sumry page. But the modern feel of this is the best argument for its use.

The UX for creating your Sumry is equally flat and open:

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I don’t have the strength of character to actually take the time to create the full story of my eons of life, dragging my bulk across the groaning earth, but I’ve attempted a very abbreviated version. And in so doing I have left an support problem for the team there, because I mistakenly typed ‘sumry.in/stoweboy’ in the URL at set up instead of ‘sumry.in/stoweboyd’, so we’ll see how the support is.