Questions tagged [homepage]

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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Are breadcrumbs necessary on the home page?

Our SAAS product uses breadcrumbs throughout the platform to improve user navigation. However, I'm wondering if it is necessary to display breadcrumbs on the start / home page that the user lands on ...
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What is a better way to present sign up / login form?

It has become quite common and dare I say annoying these days to see websites and mobile apps prominently highlighting the 'sign up' for new user fields but at the same time why do they make 'Login' ...
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Home page heading

I'm going to design a personal website with three pages: About, Projects, and Contact. Does the home page have to be "Home"? Can it be "About"? In other words, is it a right ...
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Home page design for an e-commerce website

I am working on an online marketplace, similar to ebay, where users can post ads or browse and buy products. The home page of my website is inspired by Google's home page. I has a minimalist design, ...
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designing a usability test for a homepage that nobody visits

I'm tasked with planning a usability test for a health information website's homepage (think WebMD but more of a public service/encyclopedic website - not commercial, not for profit). Emphasis on ...
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How to showcase 2 products on the same homepage without confusing visitors

I'm designing a brand website for 2 products that are under the same company umbrella but interface with 2 different groups of users like Uber Ride, Uber Eats, and Uber Drive for example. How can I ...
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How many product features to include on a homepage

I'm designing a brand website for a product that has around 12 features. I will create a page to disclose all feature details, but I wanna showcase the most important features on the homepage. How ...
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Is it good to have separate home page or just hyperlink of logo?

In my website the logo is linked to home page. should I add a home page link in menu too?
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Different Homepage Interfaces for New Users versus Return Users

There is enthusiasm in my organization for non-retail webpages to have one interface when users visit the site for the first time, and a different interface for return visits. The interface would ...
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Icon on a Call to Action Button - Best results

I'm wondering if there are some icons better than others for the main action button on a homepage's hero banner. In some case it would depend on the context and what the button is requiring the user ...
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How can I make the article headlines more clean in my homepage?

I have a simple webpage where I take notes on various things. I have a few "folders" (topics) and several "files" (articles) under them. My current homepage is like this: For example java has class-...
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On some screen sizes the CTA goes below the fold

I'm designing a web site and i have two buttons one below the other on the landing page. One is a primary button and the other is a secondary button. The structure of the page includes an image which ...
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Points after sentences on Twitter homepage

I just visited Twitter's homepage. And it's actually a really nice converting homepage. Almost felt the urge to register. But I was wondering a thing. The homepage has a few short sentences, after ...
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Best approach to redesign a mobile homepage with both existing and new features?

I'm currently working on an existing application whereby, 1. I'll need to redesign the homepage 2. New core features will be added to it Now this work is for a client that I'm working it and they ...
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How to include 2 different types of user behavior on a dashboard / home?

So I'm currently facing a problem where a logged-in user should be able to do 2 (completely) different actions on 1 page (view): Browse products Respond to "product-requests" (searches from other ...
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Simple way to determine the percent of various screen real estate commitments in competition?

In short, I want to analyse a number of web pages, let's say, specifically homepages of Vox and HBR (but also a dozen others). 1) I want to figure out how much screen real estate they're giving to ...
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Splash screen conundrum [duplicate]

Our users are split into 2 types, people buying our Sport products online and people enquiring about our Industrial products to buy offline. Roughly split 95% Sport and 5% Industry. Up until now, we ...
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Two distinct value propositions for two distinct types of users

I have two distinct types of users. I would classify them as "beginners" and "advanced" users. I want to describe the value proposition to beginners in one way and to advanced users a different way. ...
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Logo - where should it direct within a website account?

Imagine there's a website with its content, but it also offers accounts that users can activate through this website. The account is basically the main functionality. (The website is mostly about this ...
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Are regional specific landing pages better than standard homepages?

When you visit Ikea.com, you are taken to a landing page that provides multiple regions and languages to choose from. Maybe this works for IKEA, but is this an unnecessary obstacle for first time ...
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Is a slow home page better than a loading bar?

I am working on a small site which needs to load a large amount of data to show on the home page. The page container loads fast (~1 second) but then I need to retrieve data from a database and ...
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How to convince a client that a homepage doesn't need all the content displayed simultaneously?

I am currently working on a homepage for a site listing many different types of products. The products sold are what they have currently acquired, meaning they never have the same things once it's ...
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What is the terminology for the page to which the user is redirected to, after successful login?

I did quite a search for this both online and offline, but couldn't find a satisfiable answer. Some of my colleagues suggested terminologies like Dashboard, Home page, Welcome page, landing page, etc. ...
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Should a SaaS application have a standard homepage?

I work with a product that contains two large applications. These applications are separate, but work together in some ways. The smaller (and less used) of the two is undergoing a re-skin in terms of ...
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Is there a need to title every section of a homepage?

I have a typical homepage for ecommerce with a section that shows product categories, a section with a few magazine logos to show where they are featured, etc My question is, is there a need to title ...
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Will a banner with CTA (Call to Action) drive more users click than banner without CTA (Call to Action)?

I'm just curious that a banner with CTA (Call to Action) will drive more users to click than banner without CTA (Call to Action). The banners will be placed on homepage as a slider.
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Should home page include both a "Search" and a "View All" button?

Near the top of our home page, we have a search bar. Next to the search bar is a VIEW ALL button: The VIEW ALL button takes the user to the same place that the SEARCH button would go if no text was ...
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Is there a best practice for presenting user with options that dictate rest of the experience?

I'm having trouble searching for the information I'm looking for because I don't know what this type of UI element/layout is known as or if it has a name at all. I'm working on a new app for desktop ...
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Users are not scrolling below full page image, but clicking on nav links

I have a typical page layout with a header across the top of the pages containing a logo on the left and nav on the right. The homepage starts with some intro text (which takes up most, but not all ...
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How should a "role" choice list be presented in a professional "choose your own adventure" scenario?

I have to get a homepage visitor to specify their level of professional seniority in a "choose your own adventure" style of commercial pitch (so that the pitch is relevant to their job function). Once ...
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What does the google search homepage ( https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl ) lack in design? [closed]

Google has kept its homepage clean with minimum possible buttons, but what still this homepage lacks from design point of view? Or what else could be added to it or removed to make it a better design?
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On a knowledgebase homepage, how much information is too much?

I am involved with putting together a knowledge base website where users of a suite of software products can go to learn how to use certain features and to help troubleshoot problems that may arise. ...
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Is it better to replace the homepage with the user profile after log in?

I'm working on a web application where I also need to code a user registration/login feature. I'm in the process of working on the user-side of the system (in other words, what the user sees after ...
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What’s the point of the fadeUp animations on website landing pages?

Recently, I’ve been noticing a lot of website homepage’s using fadeUp animations on the page content. Spotify’s homepage is a good example. I’m curious to know why they do this. To me, it seems ...
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Does the length of a URL affect user experience?

When I see urls with one word (e.g., ux.stackexchange.com), I understand that this is the main page of the whole project, which explains the philosophy of whole project. It's like a "book cover." And ...
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Is it a good idea o use the link on the logo to display a sup-header with navigation options?

My website has two different section, one where we do real-time comparison of international money transfer costs, the other where we review different money transfer operators and banks. We have "two ...
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Home Page design for a File repository

The product is a file repository / publishing software that is managed by admins. Admins add file and reports, that can be promoted to the landing page carousel or to their respective folder based on ...
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Designing Reports home page

I need to design a home page to show around 20 reports with a bit of description of each report and a graph. Currently I'm using a springboard design (like thumbnails) where I see a snippet of each ...
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Imagery - Photos, illustrations or both?

I am currently working for a retail company that has a successful in-store branding that is 99% illustration. But there has been many discussions over bringing such a strong illustration style to the ...
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Homepage to only ask choice

I am developing an internal support request form. In order to capture useful information, I've divided the request types in four categories. (Say A, B, C and D) On selecting an option a form opens ...
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Acceptable use of a homepage background video?

I am developing a website for a new dance club. I am trying to decide if my idea for using a background video homepage would be acceptable from a UX standpoint. I know that videos are not generally ...
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Should we include recent blog and forum posts in the homepage?

A member of my team has suggested putting excerpts for the latest blog and forum post to our main landing page. She think it will help SEO. But I am worried that it may clutter up the page for ...
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Properly linking to another web page from your home page hero section

I have a slight issue/disagreement with my client as far as how to add a link on the hero section that takes them to another part of the site. Before I continue, observe this web page Notice I have a ...
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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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