We'll explain what a "homepage dashboard" is and you'll share your favourites with us!
We're building a "Homepage Dashboard"... so, what's a homepage?
Okay, so here's what I found on the internet, it's "the introductory page of a website, typically serving as a table of contents for the site."
It's the starting point for a website or an app, it gives you access to all the other content or features.
Next question, what's a dashboard?
According to my very scientific internet search, it was originally "a board of wood or leather in front of a carriage, to keep out mud." As carriages made way for the modern automobile, the definition evolved into "the panel facing the driver of a vehicle or the pilot of an aircraft, containing instruments and controls."
So, it's a panel of instruments and controls. This is pretty easy to visualize when you're thinking about a fixed interface, like the ones you see in the cockpit of a jumbo jet or the control room of a nuclear reactor.
What about a dynamic, digital interface - like an app or a website?
Well, a good dashboard follows some basic design principles.
- The information allows you to make quick, easy decisions
- They present relevant information that answers your most important questions
- You can interact with the information if you need to make more complicated decisions
Share your favourite homepage or dashboard with us!
We want you to share examples of a great homepage, one that makes it easy to discover content and website features.
If you're into numbers and stats, maybe there's an app or website with a great dashboard you'd like to share.
Let's see what you've got!