The folks at Adaptive Path usually have good things to say, and this article is no different. Indi Young does an excellent job of explaining why treating your home page like a portal can be a bad move. I agree with her thoughts, but there are exceptions. For portalish sites (wow…I don’t think I’ve said “portal” in a while) it makes sense. For example, if I’m visiting cbs.sportsline.com I probably don’t mind lots of clutter with so much content, but I already know what I’m getting before I go there. There is a healthy balance between having an annoying, get out of my way, splash page and 9 million links….especially with larger sites because the tendency is to cram too much information in.
-MichaelTags: Logical Design