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For other uses, see Home page (disambiguation).
The home page of the English Wikipedia

A home page or index page is the initial or main web page of a website. It is sometimes also called the front page or main page (by analogy with newspapers), or written as "homepage."

Purpose[edit]

A home page is generally the first page a visitor navigating to a website from a search engine will see, and may also serve as a landing page to attract the attention of visitors.[1][2] The home page is used to facilitate navigation to other pages on the site, by providing links to important and recent articles and pages, and possibly a search box.[2][3] For example, a news website may present the headlines and first paragraphs of top stories, with links to the full articles, in a dynamic web page that reflects the popularity and recentness of stories.[4]

A website may have multiple home pages, although most have one.[5] Wikipedia, for example, has a home page at wikipedia.org, as well as language-specific homepages, such as en.wikipedia.org and de.wikipedia.org.

Website structure[edit]

The majority of websites have a home page with underlying content pages, although some websites contain only a single page.[6]

The uniform resource locator (URL) of a home page is most often of the form http://domain.tld/index.htm or http://domain.tld/default.htm, where "tld" refers to the top-level domain used by the website.[7] However, if the /index.htm or /default.htm is omitted, the server will still serve the page.[7]

For example, http://www.example.com and http://www.example.com/index.html both refer to the example.com homepage. The index.htm file is kept in the highest level of the directory the server is configured to serve.

If an index.htm home page has not been created for a web site, many web servers will default to display a list of files located in the site's directory, if the security settings of the directory permit.[8] This list will include hyperlinks to the files, allowing for simple file sharing without maintaining a separate index file.

Other uses[edit]

A home page can also refer to the first page that appears upon opening a web browser, sometimes called the start page, although the home page of a website can be used as a start page. This start page can be a website, or it can be a page with various browser functions such as the display of thumbnails of frequently visited websites. Multiple websites can be set as a start page, to open in different tabs. Some websites are intended to be used as start pages, such as iGoogle (now defunct), My Yahoo!, and MSN.com, and provide links to commonly used services such as webmail and online weather forecasts.[9]

A personal web page is also commonly called a home page, although such websites can contain many pages.[10]

A home page can also be used outside the context of web browsers, such as to refer to the principal screen of a user interface, frequently referred to as a home screen on mobile devices such as mobile phones.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Chaffey. "Home Page as Landing Page examples". smartinsights.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Campbell, Jennifer (2014). Web Design: Introductory. Cengage Learning. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-305-17627-0. 
  3. ^ Jakob Nielsen (12 May 2002). "Top 10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability". nngroup.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Kalbach, James (2007). Designing Web Navigation. O'Reilly Media. p. 106. ISBN 978-0-596-55378-4. 
  5. ^ Schwerdtfeger, Patrick (2009). Webify Your Business, Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed. Lulu. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-557-04901-1. 
  6. ^ Campbell, Jennifer (2014). Web Design: Introductory. Cengage Learning. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-305-17627-0. 
  7. ^ a b Boyce, Jim (2011). Windows 7 Bible. John Wiley & Sons. p. 318. ISBN 978-1-118-08127-3. 
  8. ^ "How do I enable directory listings for a folder on my Web site?". tigertech.net. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Jack Schofield (7 November 2013). "iGoogle: what are the best alternatives?". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Crowder, Phillip; Crowder, David A. (2008). Creating Web Sites Bible. John Wiley & Sons. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-470-37259-3. 

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