6 great web homepage design ideas for inspiration
Homepage is one of the important aspect for a website. A proper homepage design can make a website to be more attractive and professional. Although most of the websites right now are blog type which have standard post list view at the homepage, there are also other sites which have different homepage view. If you know how, you can even customize your blog theme so that it looks more like a portal. These website design should give you some clue in decorating and tweaking your site.
Logo branded homepage
I had seen lot of website used branded logo at the homepage. Somehow the number of websites that still doing this are decreasing. Logically, a website that do this could annoy potential readers as the readers need to click appropriate button before that can view the real homepage. Somehow, if you believe that your website need branding, you can still practice this.
Article directory homepage
Since an article directory has too many articles in the site, the homepage must be able to tell visitors what is in their site. Otherwise the visitor might not know about those great articles that lie deep within the article directory.
Search engine like homepage
I am sure you are aware that Google is a copycat of Yahoo. But now Google rock more than Yahoo. The simplest design of the homepage and the catchy name are probably the main factor. They know internet user come to their page just for one thing, to search for information. And that is what they give. Nothing more and nothing less. Simple yet powerful.
Portal like homepage
Although blog rules over static website in the current day, static website still exist nowadays. These kind of site doesn’t need to care about commentator at all and can focus on writing informative article to the fullest.
This is just a standard sales letter that internet marketer frequently uses to sell product online. The sales letter need to be keep as simple as possible so that readers focus can be fully direct to the letter instead of the website.
Landing page with mailing subscription form
Some landing page is done just to get the mailing information of the readers. Once you get the mailing of the reader, you can get to him easily by mail. Usually you need to have good reason or gift for a reader to be a part of your mailing list.
Web hosting style homepage
Most web hosting websites have a few banners in the front page to show the current web hosting promotion and the great deals they offers.