Crafting an Engaging Homepage


Designing your home page can make or break your success online. This tutorial provides a simple, clean homepage design you can make your own.

Crafting an Engaging Homepage

Designing your home page can make or break your success online. Some home pages are filled with too much content or are too difficult to navigate or the design is circa 2001. It's this balance between the need to present an overview of content and a way to engage your website visitor that ultimately drives much of the frustration in creating an effective homepage.

It's helpful to think of your homepage as merely a collection of different sections each with a specific content subject. Within these sections, it's key to have your content highly focused and with accompanying call-to-actions links.

This tutorial provides a modern yet simple homepage design you can make your own. Below is the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript required.

Step 1 - homepage.html

Add the HTML below to your web page

A key concept that is reinforced with the above html is the clear distinction between the different sections. As a visitor scrolls the page, they are presented with more information which all cumulates in an effective call-to-action.


Step 2 - homepage.css

Download the CSS below and include it in your web page

 homepage.css

Step 3 - Add the includes below to your web page

When building sites, we tend to start with the homepage because it will clearly be the most visible portion of a site. Because of this importance, it's necessary to give a great deal of thought and planning into the page itself.

In this article, Solodev showed you how to craft a sleek, modern homepage. Customize the homepage with some HTML and CSS, add a Header/Footer, and make it your own!

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