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A home page of Wikipedia (in 2023) is displayed in a web browser. The small house-shaped button in the upper left is for the browser's start page.

A home page (or homepage) is the main web page of a website.[1] The term may also refer to the start page shown in a web browser when the application first opens.[2] Usually, the home page is located at the root of the website's domain or subdomain. For example, if the domain is example.com, the home page is likely located at www.example.com/.


A home page is the main web page that a visitor will view when they navigate to a website via a search engine, and it may also function as a landing page to attract visitors.[3] In some cases, the home page is a site directory, particularly when a website has multiple home pages.

Good home page design is usually a high priority for a website;[4] for example, a news website may curate headlines and first paragraphs of top stories, with links to full articles.[5][6] According to Homepage Usability, the homepage is the "most important page on any website" and receives the most views of any page.[7] A poorly designed home page can overwhelm and deter visitors from the site.[6] One important use of home pages is communicating the identity and value of a company.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "What is a Home Page? – Definition from Techopedia". Techopedia.com. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  2. ^ "Start page". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  3. ^ Nielsen & Tahir 2002a, p. 7.
  4. ^ Nielsen, Jakob (12 May 2002b). "Top 10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability". nngroup.com. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  5. ^ Kalbach 2007, p. 106.
  6. ^ a b Nielsen & Tahir 2002a, p. 3.
  7. ^ Nielsen & Tahir 2002a, p. 1.
  8. ^ Nielsen & Tahir 2002a, p. 2.