Identifying the Sections of Your Homepage

Website homepage design has gotten more creative than ever, creating vast opportunities to catch a new customers eye. The new homepage designs and layouts can be a key sales tool for those who seek a new website for their business, brand, or other.

Because the homepage is so crucial, it is important to know about some key sections that make up a homepage. This allows you to effectively communicate any desired specifics to your designer prior to design, saving time and money.

What Are the Names of Sections on the Homepage of My Website?

The Header Menu

Most website menus look very similar. They almost always feature a logo and a list of pages, but sometimes also feature taglines, search bars, contact info, and calls to action. The header exists not just on your homepage, but every page of your site.

The Content Header

Modern content headers have eye-popping appeal and are usually presented in the form of a slideshow, banner photo, video, color background with overlay text, or call to action. Some websites (albeit few) will skip having a content header altogether for more of a traditional look.

The Background

Backgrounds can also be found on homepages and can sometimes be consistent throughout the entire website. These backgrounds can be in the form of photo, video, or brand colors. 

The Body

We will cover webpage body sections in greater detail in a future blog, but the body of a website is much like the body of a letter. Everything in between the top and bottom of the page. Some popular types of sections for the body of a website homepage include product sections, blog previews, calls to action, text about the company, review displays, and much more.

The Footer

Like the homepage, the footer will be consistent throughout your entire page. Footers contain content like page lists, blog lists, contact info, certifications and awards, security badges, maps to your store, and more.

Other Notable Homepage Sections

  • Sidebars: Sidebars usually display contact info, blog lists, page lists, and calls to action.
  • Pop Ups: Pop Ups are used for email newsletter signups and account creation messages.

Website designers appreciate the opportunity to be creative so you don’t have to be a website expert to work with one. Reading this simple guide can give you all the tools you need to communicate your specific requests prior to design. Once you’ve provided us with this information just sit back and watch your dream website “go live.”