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The Design of Sites: Patterns for Creating Winning Web Sites, Second Edition by Jason I. Hong, James A. Landay, Douglas K. van Duyne

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Chapter C. Creating a Powerful Homepage

The homepage is the most visited page on any Web site, and its design deserves serious attention so that it can accommodate the rich diversity of customers and their needs. This pattern group describes how to design a powerful homepage to fit the needs of your customers.

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Homepage Portal

MSNBC gives readers a broad selection of topics to explore, while highlighting news of general interest. With its clearly distinguished links, customers need only a quick glance to see how to navigate the site. Subsections highlighted in the navigation bar show more detailed areas of interest. Readers can customize the news by entering a zip code to get local news.

Figure C1.1. MSNBC gives readers a broad selection of topics to explore, while highlighting news of general interest. With its clearly distinguished links, customers need only a quick glance to see how to navigate the site. Subsections highlighted ...

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