The homepage of your website is just like the storefront of your business; it’s the key element that will hook your prospective clients. In addition, nowadays, Internet users are inundated with so much online content, that it’s even more essential to make a long lasting first impression.
To achieve that, your homepage needs be inviting, both in terms of design and content. If your website meets the expectations of your target audience, then you’re off to a great start. But that’s not all you need to do. Here’s a breakdown of the golden rules you should follow:
So, if you’re just getting started with your site or you’re looking to reinvent your current one, we’ve gathered 8 amazing homepage examples designed by our impressive users, who really took it to the next level. Get ready to be inspired by these cool homepages:
It’s a fiesta! That’s how it feels when you scroll down this playful Mexican restaurant’s website, which by the way is based in Japan. The combination of illustrations and high-quality images of their delicious dishes will make you feel as if you’re taking a look at their menu. Chiles-Grill really gave us the chills; it made us want to take all of these colorful elements and wrap them into a burrito.
Musician Jeff Conley exemplifies just how to use a high-resolution video to tell a story and create curiosity. He really got us in the groove as each strip tells a different story, or in this case, sings a different song. We loved how the fixed guitar icon acts as the navigation button to guide as back home. We’ve already booked tickets to his next show!
Mutiny is defined as a revolt or rebellion against constituted authority. That explains why this creative agency chose a background image that speaks a thousand words, and in this case, it spoke non-stop. The only way to make it stop is by scrolling down to find an amazing Pro Gallery showcasing some of the agency’s work. The decision to use black and white colors with a pink accent that pops, adds to the modern, yet antique vibe they are going for. We are ready to go on a war of creativity and inspiration with these guys!
When arriving to Juliette Jourdain’s website, it should be obvious that this site belongs to a portrait photographer. The use of parallax scrolling effect is so unique as it reveals two striking faces. This is a perfect example of how to use your profession and talent to lure your audience in. The enticing “get in the mood” definitely got us in the mood to discover her complete collection!
Speaking of how to reinvent web design; meet Christopher, a student and Wix Ambassador who took the parallax effect to a totally different sphere! With the help of Wix Code, he created a whole new world full of animations, bold classic colors and a 3D feeling. His smart design sets the tons for the rest of his website, creating a different vision for each one of his inner pages. With a resume site like this, we’re pretty sure he is this close to running this universe!
This production company’s in-your-face video homepage uses reverse psychology with the help of huge fonts (very trendy, by the way) impressive video strips and daring colors. This amount of attention-grabbing creativity and cleverness really does make us feel like saying YES! Our favorite part? The enticing hook they placed in the last strip – go on, take a look for yourself.
This pop art style homepage shows us that sometimes, more really is more. Event company, Robin Collective instantly proves that they think outside of the box (if there was any at all in their case), with their use of pastel colors, a playful image gallery and strips boasting different sizes and colors. Together all of these contrasting elements create a wallpaper full of yummy stimulation for the eyes, which made us want to book them for our next company event!
Designer and art director David Milan presents his portfolio in a way that makes us feel as if we’re walking through a fancy art exhibit. There is a unified feel of aesthetic creations from all of his campaigns displayed much like art on the walls of a museum. The addition of a fixed header that stays with you when you scroll, serves as a reminder that he can be contacted at any time. Ladies and gentlemen, David is giving you a glimpse into the future!
Are you inspired yet? Create your own stunning site with Wix today!
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