I'm trying to figure out what these respective web pages are called in relation to the larger architecture. Here's a simplified architecture diagram:
I understand that Home at the top is properly called the "home page" or "index page." What about the others highlighted in yellow?
- /Contests is essentially an index of the various contests.
- /Contest-A is like the home page of a mini-site devoted to just that contest, but still within the larger context of the whole website.
- /Entries is an index of all the entries in the contest (could be a list or a gallery).
Many colleagues are in the habit of calling each of these "landing pages," but I find this to be far too vague: according to Seth Godin, Wikipedia, and Vertster, a landing page is any page that people land on after clicking a link from an ad, search results page, or the like. So, any page is a landing page. Therefore, "landing page" signifies nothing with respect to architecture.
I have been calling the internal mini-site directory page a "home" page, as in "the contests home," or "the Contest A home page." Then I have been calling the list of entries the "entries index." However, I am troubled when I read Wikipedia's definition of Home Page: A home page or index page has various related meanings to do with web sites: It is also usually the first page that the link/site takes the user to. This definition conflates the two terms, which may be perfectly valid. It also says "usually the first page."
So, I wonder, what would I correctly call the following pages so that everyone will 1) understand them, and 2) find the terms simple and universal enough to adopt themselves?
I'm looking for references to both common and accepted usage.