Your favourite homepage.

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. 

  1. The information allows you to make quick, easy decisions
  2. They present relevant information that answers your most important questions
  3. 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!

Comments
ANONYMOUS MEMBER
16:25 06/07

Simple. Initial page/homepage should only need to show data usage and remaining data as well as a simple calculation E.G. 5GB remaining, 10 days remaining = 0.5 GB per day to stay on track. Texting and Canada wide talk is included so no need to report on main page. H

SEANGDAO SOMSY
17:27 06/06

I like simplicity as much as possible. Also, like fairness.

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