First time here? here are a few answers from other students. How does yours compare?
- It is a good idea only if the site is very complex. A “First time here” page is not a substitute for directly spelling out what the site is about, most people won’t click on such a link without trying to figure it out on their own first. They will most likely not figure it out on their own and get very discouraged.
- No. The site should be easy enough to read and understand that this would be unnecessary.
- Yes, it allows new users to go directly to what the site has to offer. However, consideration should be given to location for the link.
- A “First time here?” link might be a good idea if the site is complicated or unusual, but it’s better to make things clear to the user on the home page. Most users won’t click on a “First time here?” link until after they have failed in their attempt to muddle through the site on their own.
- First time here should be a login area where they then choose those items/catagories of interest that may populate their start page after login. You can always feature a few CURRENT deals in one section of the homepage to let new visitors see the types of deals you may find within the site.
What would be a good tagline for a company that specializes in finding parts for old cars?
More from previous students.
- Finding parts for your old car.
- Finding those parts that make it start!
- We specialize in parts for old cars.
- We help you find the best parts from the classics
- New parts for your old car
On your own home page, in your project, where are you hoping people start into your site?
I hope you have a good idea of where you are expecting people to start in your homepage. If there is content that the need to see, be sure to use something to make it stand out.
What rough guidelines might you set to share a homepage with 3 units in one company?
Here are a few suggestions from students. What do you think?
- Divide the homepage into 3 equal columns that showcase the highlights of the units.
- Take turns using the homepage space. Or perhaps cross promoting to share the space.
- Have a set number of links per unit allowed on the homepage. If a unit wants to add another link they will have to remove a link or create a category link to another page. Apart from that the style and content headings should use a language common to the rest of the site. as well as the navigation.
- All 3 units will be using the same visual cues – the same typeface, colors and capitalization.