Sapna IT Gyan Kendra

Sapna IT Gyan Kendra

On your homepage, you need to make it obvious to your homepage visitors:-
  • What your website offers them
  • What they can find and achieve on your website
You can achieve this in a number of ways:-
  1. If it is not immediately obvious to your visitors what your website is about, you are going to need to write a welcome message which makes the purpose of your website clear.
  2. If your website is simple, it may not be necessary to write a welcome message.  You may be able to display some sample previews of your content which, in combination with your menu, will make it obvious to your visitors what they can find on your website.
The modern trend is towards the second option – with no formal welcome message or statement of purpose. However, when a site is complex, it becomes essential to explain to your users, in as few simple words as possible, what they can find on your site and how they can get started.
The key to writing a good welcome message is to make it focused around your users’ wants and needs, and make it extremely simple.

If you’re not sure exactly what you will be offering on your website, now is the time to stop and think out a plan.   Organize your proposed web pages into a menu system – you can do this with a pencil and paper; draw the menu boxes and name them, then list the sub-menu items if any.  Once you know what content you are planning to include on your website, you can summarize what you offer into your homepage Welcome Message.
3-second assessment
When they land on your homepage, your user is trying to get a 3-second assessment of what can be found and achieved on your website. Help them do this quickly and easily with a simple clear statement.

Option 2: Brief extracts from your most important pagesAnother approach to your homepage content is simply to include brief extracts from your most important web content that is found on other pages on your website.  Include a snippet of content, and perhaps an small image, from your most important pages, or most recent blog entries.  Don’t forget to include a link to the webpage. For example, you could have a number of thumbnail images with article previews:


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