The first step in recovery is admitting that the Home Page is beyond your control
To design your website home page takes a lot of time and planning. Think about all the things your home page has to accommodate.
- Site identity and mission. Right off the bat, the home page has to tell you what site this is and what's it for and if possible, why I should be here and not at some other site.
- Site hierarchy. The home page has to give an overview of what the site has to offer, both content ("What can I find here?") and features ("What can I do here?") and how it's all organised. This is usually handled by the persistent navigation.
- Search. Most sites need to have a prominently displayed search box on the home page.