Intro page

Test Weight: very high
Intros inhibit website users to access the information they were looking for. In addition they convey the impression that the website owners place more importance on the design than on the offer of information or solutions to their customers. A website needs to instantly communicate what it is about and what a user can expect to find. The website must also take account of the little time available to the website user. It should be noted that users spend in average only 2 minutes on a website.

An intro page to allow language or regional choice is unnecessary, as there is a possibility to identify this automatically.
Javascript intros for re-directing and configuration purposes are also discouraged, even though users hardly notice them, as they have an impact on search engines and accessibility. Nowadays there are better alternatives to be used server-side.

Please note that you may not be able to see an intro page, depending on language settings, IP address and other user criteria. The intro page may, however, show for other users, and it is available for search engines, spiders and bots.

Source:
"Prioritizing Web Usability" by Jakob Nielsen/Hoa Loranger

Further information:
http://www.kundennutzen.ch/intros.php
http://nitzsche.info/de.pub-2-vorschaltseiten.php

Test Results

  • Total 100% 100000
  • Not tested 0% 0
  • Warning 12.6% 12653
  • Suggestion 3.1% 3122
  • Hint 1.9% 1933
  • Passed 82.2% 82292
  • Total amount of tests run.
  • This test was not carried out for this website.
  • The site most likely uses an intro page.
  • The site probably uses an intro page.
  • The site possibly uses an intro page.
  • No intro page was found on the tested website.

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