Homepage (nog) belangrijk?

Twee interessante artikels over de waarde van of de misvattingen over de homepage van een website:

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Despite the importance of the homepage, however, interior pages accounted for 60 percent of the initial page views. A Web site is like a house with a thousand doors, and visitors can enter anywhere.
When I set out to design a website, I do it backwards. I start with the design of the smallest, deepest element: the story page or search results. Then I work backwards to design their containers: section pages, indexes. Then, lastly, I work on the home page.
The bottom line is that we need to take the time to educate our clients. We need to explain how the role of the homepage is changing, demonstrate the value of white space and dispel the myths surrounding scrolling. We also need to pick our moment, knowing when best to tackle the subject of homepage design.