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 you to.

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what should go on the main home screen of a web application when user first logs in

After so many years of developing applications, I still cannot answer this with any confidence. You build a solid app, there are great features, it is solving some problem, that's fine. But what ...
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Why is it standard for a website logo to navigate to the home page?

Why has it become an industry standard for logos to redirect a user to a website's homepage? Where was this first seen?
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Do Users assume that company logos link to the “home” page? [duplicate]

I have limited space on the top navigation of my bootstrap website and among other links, I have both the company logo and home (index) link, Both logo and index scroll to the top of the page. I want ...
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What are good examples of a web-based CRUD start page?

I'm in the midst of developing a very simple web-based CRUD app. Customers will have customer records, and the users of the web app can do their typical Create (creating a customer and a record ...
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How can I make the message of this hero image clearer?

You, like many others, may have some trouble understand what this hero shot means: You can also check out the actual landing page to see how the same image looks on a big screen. I intended to ...
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Home page content for a data aggregator website?

We're creating a data aggregator site for different activities one can do in our city. We're not sure of what to include and what not to on our front page. Right now we have a big search function on ...
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Which is the landing page and which is the homepage?

So I'm confused about which page is considered home and which is considered landing. I got 2 web pages: 1 page is the login page when the user enters the website URL and other is the notification ...
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Are there disadvantages to using an accordion instead of a carousel?

I am required to use carousels very often in our designs - sometimes as many as 4 separate carousels on a homepage. To increase engagement & conversions with website visitors (and of course ...
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Homepage Changes Based on Who is Accessing It

I am redesigning a homepage which has 10 places it can take you. Four types of people will be using this homepage. Person 1 can access elements 1, 2, and 3. Person 2 can access elements 3, and 4. ...
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Should home pages say “Welcome to [name]”?

Often when I don't fully know what to say on the main page of a website or app I'm making, so I instinctively write "Welcome to [website/app name]". However, I also wonder if this is just a silly, ...
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home-page navigation: categories with description text

This is about the home page of a website which has 9 categories. Each category is represented with a box which shows the category title with big bold fonts in the first line and then 3 lines of ...
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Three carousels side by side on the home page, bad idea?

My client wants to build an e-commerce website where he wants to display his products(clothing items) on carousels.He is asking me to add three carousels side by side as shown in the drawing in the ...
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What is the importance of an home page and its name?

Recently I was involved in a discussion where someone argued that home pages don't make sense and they shouldn't even be called home pages (the hyperlink to an homepage should be something else). I ...
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Should I use a dark background on a home page [closed]

I am creating a music website and I want it to be elegant and seductive. I have placed a background image of a woman dancing. I have edited it in such a way that the background is dark and the woman ...
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How to present the user a way to save which view of the homepage they want to see?

I want to give the user the ability to select from 5 different homepage views and save it as their default (in a cookie). The views are based on the type of user they are: generic parent student ...
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Should the “home” button in my app stay there even when the user is on the home page?

I'm developing a web app to be used on mobile devices. I use a home button in our status bar to return to our "home" page. When on this page however, the button will have no function. My question ...
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Mobile like home button for a dashboard page

I am currently designing a dashboard page that shows various graphs and important updates and then there are links to sub pages with more specific information. Is it worthwhile to show a 'Home' button ...
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On an E Commerce Website how effective is a Hero Banner?

We have a design where a Hero Banner covers nearly 70% of the Landing Screen of the HomePage, it consists of a carousel which has collection of 5 of our best offers. I have been going through data ...
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Is there a name for page that contains system status and pending tasks overview?

We are working on the design of a CMS to manage webstores. We need to define a name for the home page or start screen of the webstore CMS. Based on user research, we decided that this page will ...
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Long list of Artists

I am in the process of learning AngularJS, and thought to myself let me build a really simple, very common website using Angular and ASP.NET Web API. The website I want to build is a lyrics website, ...
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Huge content, Too many Personas

I'm working on a multi-screen website for my client. It's actually a new version of an existing website. Goal of this website is to give students, professors and parents a place to follow up with ...
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Why do websites write “Welcome to website” as their webpage title?

I was on Steam today and noticed this: Why do websites do this? I know that Steam isn't the only one and I can't imagine it helps increase sales or has any effect on the user.
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Should clicking the logo for a website while on the home page reload the page?

Many websites have their logo near the top which is a clickable link to the homepage. There's some interesting discussion about this kind of button in this question. I am wondering if it's a good user ...
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Improve UX of steps which need to completed to use an application

We have a web app where the users need to complete a number of steps to get the most from the app - we are struggling with a user friendly and intuitive way of displaying the steps which get across ...
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Logo position on an eshop

Just a quick question; if the corporate logo is placed at the upper centre rather than on the left part of the eshop's home page, is it ok to have an info menu on the left (having the sign up, log in, ...
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Is it easier to get a user to watch a video, or to scroll?

I see a lot of startups using product videos as the primary focus on their home page, with cheeky animated characters explaining whatever their product might be. But is there any data showing whether ...
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I'm not sure what to put on my desktop app's home screen

I've got a desktop application which has a sidebar that takes the user to each section where they can perform different tasks (see figure 1). I'm having trouble deciding what to put on my ...
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Do people really read parallax scrolling homepages?

First, let me define what I mean by parallax scrolling homepage with a few examples: Google's Nexus 5: http://www.google.com/nexus/5/ Sony USA: http://discover.store.sony.com/be-moved/ Koa Water: ...
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drop down menu login or login page for easier user experience [duplicate]

I've been observing a couple of websites, and leading brands using drop down menu, and some using just a login page. I know Google uses a login page for you to log in to your inbox. When you visit ...
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Do users sign up to newsletters on homepages?

Do users sign up to newsletters on homepages? I have a nasty feeling that this has become one of those conventional UI techniques that business are used to however can't stop feeling that the ...
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What are the benefits of the new Marks and Spencer large image fade?

Marks and Spencer recently rolled out their new site. For those that haven't seen it, take a look, works well. http://www.marksandspencer.com/ Did you notice that the large image fills the screen at ...
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Design probes for intranet homepage design

I am preparing a workshop with 6-8 users to define functionality for an intranet homepage. The first part of this 3 hour exercise will be dedicated to discovering the "what". How would you shape ...
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Is adding categories to the products on the home page a good idea?

Will adding product categories to the featured products on my home page increase conversion? (the name of the category under the left title is also a link to that category)
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Examples of websites catering to two different profiles? [closed]

I'm developing a new digital product, and am designing the home page now. I am looking for some samples of ideas of how, in a single home page, to cater to two different profiles, like: employee and ...
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Website “splash screen” instead of homepage or with it

I'm building a small business webpage - just a few subpages with not much text, based on twitter bootstrap. Lately there's an example of cover which I really like and want to use as a splash screen. I ...
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What do you call an experience where the navigation or menu is the only thing on a homepage?

For example. This design was used frequently when mobile websites first became a hit. I don't see it as much anymore but I'm considering using it for a web app I'm working on. Just wondering what ...
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All content without scrolling vs content scrollable on home page

For one, if you want all your content shown without scrolling, your site will end up being saturated. For the second option, you don't have to worry on spacing issues and you can make your design ...
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Video automatically playing on a home or landing page - studies and data

I'd really like to know of any good studies, or posts about the impact that an auto-playing video has on a home or landing page. Impact being a change in conversion rate, bounce rate, time on site, ...
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Making a choice between two homescreens

I need to make a choice between two home screens for my Android app. The user of this app will take a Business Card or an image of a Business card, scan it using OCR and upon obtaining a satisfactory ...
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Home button best practices

I'm building a hosting company, there are buttons on the homepage that links to my main products, example: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Now, I really ...
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Registration or login on the first page?

I'm designing the first page of my website, the one visitors would hit after typing the site address, and I encountered this problem. Given there can only be one, should there be the login form ...
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Thoughts on 2 CTAs in a hero/header section

Premise: I'm working on a landing page for a software company. Currently the company offers one enterprise product. Soon, a second "lite" product will roll out, and I'm wondering about the hero/CTA. ...
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Should a homepage carousel rotate automatically or not? [duplicate]

For a media site with a lot of content (news/headlines) to display upfront, should the homepage carousel (each slide has an image associated with) rotate automatically or not? Are there any studies ...
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How long should an image carousel on a homepage wait before starting?

Assuming one has to go with an image carousel (see this question for reasons why this isn't the best UX to begin with), how long should the carousel wait before beginning and switching? I recently ...
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Redirect user to startpage or leave them on the same page after successful settings changes

When a user changes his settings (address, password, picture, etc.) what should be done when he clicks on "send"? Should he be redirected to the index page, or should he remain on the same settings ...
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How closely should the homepage design match the app design? [closed]

We have a team consisting of CEO, Product Manager/UX guy, UI Designer and Front-end developer who all discuss design, UX and usability questions for our app at www.enthuse.me We all agree that the ...
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Reaching single product page in one click from home page

My client wants users to reach single product pages with one click from the home page. They also want to display products' images already in home page. The problem is that the product list is huge ...
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Linking back to previous webpage?

Currently the company I work for separates their company corporate website and their careers page. What this means is if you go to the parent site and click on the link to see career opportunities, ...
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Does Lack of Content Contribute to Higher Bounce Rate?

I've been doing some research in Analytics to hopefully discover why my bounce rate is higher post-redesign, and thus far, my results have been inconclusive. How important is it that a site has ...
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Site uses two logos to link to a 'home' page; what's the best practice?

I have a very comprehensive and complex client website which is proving troublesome. There is a main logo for the 'home' company page and within the top level navigation structure there is category ...