History and Goals of the homepage

About BestHomepageEver

My name is Justin Carver, and this site began as a school project at the University of Oregon (USA), in my very first computer class in 1999. The homework assignment? Create a website.

Rather than creating something that would only be used for a week, I thought it might be fun to create a page page that had links to all of the most commonly used sites for myself, friends, and family.

As you can see from this screenshot from 2004 (even 4 years later), it was pretty basic!

Anyway, as time progressed, I began seeing friends of friends using it at the University, so over time my goal was to continue to add sites that were relevant and useful for people to use in their daily lives.

Now, with a national and new international userbase, I'm very proud and thankful to say that BHE is a useful tool for the world to enjoy.

Thanks for your support!


Mission & Goals

4 rules of the homepage:

Usefulness

As time passes, the Internet becomes a bigger part of our lives. I want this site to make browsing easier on you. It will continue to improve, but it's important that it's useful and relevant, providing all the most common links online.

No Advertising

No pop-ups, no splash screens, no in-your-face advertisements, and no need to stare at products you won't be buying. I have never advertised with banners. This helps maintain a quicker and cleaner homepage for your enjoyment.


Simplicity

BHE may not have all the bells and whistles of some sites, but it doesn't need to. I want you to be able to access what you want, in a quick and easy manner, and have it be simple enough for anybody to use.

Speed

I am constantly working to minimize load times, to help you be able to quickly go from your e-mail, to maps, to Google, to reading the news, all within a click each.