Home Page

The home page, also called main page or index page, is the main page of a website and usually the first page a new visitor sees.

The filename of the home page is usually index.htm, index.html, index.php, home.htm, home.html, default.htm or default.html.

Sometimes the term “home page” is wrongly used to refer to the whole website.

The home page is one of the most important pages of a website. It's the center point of the website and offers visitors a first impression of it.

When designing it you should keep this in mind and convey a feeling of trust to the visitor. It should be clear to the visitor what your website is about after he visited your home page: who runs the website, what it provides and what makes it special.

Only the most important areas of the website should be linked on the home page. Don't overcrowd it with unimportant links. The user should get an idea of the whole extend of the website.