Home page

What is it?

A home page is the main page or address of a website. It is the page you see first when you enter the website's domain name into the address bar of your internet browser, such as Explorer or Firefox.

How does it work?

A website's home page is like the first page or the contents page of a brochure or magazine. Generally, websites have more than one page and the home page includes links for you to click on to visit other pages within their website.

Why is it useful?

The home page is a useful way to start your visit to a website as it generally provides at least the basic information about the site, as well as links to other parts (or pages) of the site.

What do you need to keep in mind about your child and home pages?

It is a good idea to explain to your child that all websites have home pages and while they may have been given the link to a specific page (URL) within the website, perhaps as a part of a school project, a visit to the main page is worth their while.

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