A website I'm working on will have slightly different content for residential vs commercial users. So the user needs to choose which version of the website they want to view.
The best way of doing this seems to be to give them a choice of the two versions on their first visit, and the choice being then stored (cookies) for their next visit. They will also have the ability to change between the 2 versions at any time as well.
Changing between the 2 versions seems fairly easy to implement, a button or drop down in the top right hand corner of each page comes to mind.
The harder thing to implement, is the initial choice. After a lot of thought, a landing 'page' where the screen is split in two, and each side has a bit of text (to help the user decide which class they belong to) and a button to go through to that version of the site. It won't really be a page as the selected (residential or commercial) homepage then scrolls into view, rather than there being a page reload.
I think this isn't too bad an approach, the only issue is the logo needs to be placed somewhere, and I have no idea where to place it, creating a bar at the top or bottom just for that would be strange.
Does anyone have any other interesting ways of giving the user this initial choice between the two versions? Or a way of improving my idea?