Definition

The main page of a Web site.

Information

The home page may or may not be preceded by a splash page.

In some respects, the home page is the most important page of a Web site. Visitors who arrive at a slow-loading or poorly-designed home page may not view the rest of the site. Worse yet, they might decide to avoid the site in the future. Generally, home pages should be fast-loading and intuitive, although that is often easier said than done.

The term home page is also used as a shortened expression for personal home page, although personal page is a better designation for this concept.

Synonyms

front page

Related Terms

splash page

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Sites

Cool Homepages – gallery of coolest designs

Articles

Does Your Home Page Engage Customers?
ClickZ (February 5, 2001)

Does Your Home Page Help or Hinder Sales?
ClickZ (January 22, 2001)