Poster Art, jQuery and Hotel Lobby or Home page?

Smileycat.com has a really great article called, “Are You Focusing Too Much on Your Home Page?” In a conversation with a client the idea of a website’s main page being the most important part is debated. The argument goes on to compare a website to a hotel. An excerpt is pasted below for you to read, but I highly recommend you click the link above to read the full article.

I explained to her that she should think of her home page like the lobby of a hotel (an idea coined, I believe, also by Jared Spool).

When visitors arrive at your hotel, certainly they should find that the lobby represents the hotel favorably. It should be attractive, spacious, with elegant lighting, welcoming colors, and the odd feature here and there.

The lobby should make it easy for the visitor to orient themselves – to see where the front desk is and where the lifts are. It should make it easy for the guest to find out any important information at a glance – upcoming events or where the conference is being held.

However, hotels are ultimately judged by the quality of their rooms. The last hotel I stayed in was the W in Seattle. While it has a nice lobby, it’s the rooms that really make a stay there memorable.

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In the mood for some poster art to inspire your new creations or just give you some eye candy to look at? Design Is Mine did a whole round up of favorites with links to the artists which is pretty cool.