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Henrik Christensen
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Henrik Christensen
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 38,322 Points

Would you consider something like this?

Hi,

I've made an "entrance-page". It's just a single page with a heading and sub-heading + a button to enter the real website - At the moment it might seem a bit borring but I'm still trying to think ideas how to make it look better :-)

I'm wondering if this might make me lose a lot of visitors and that's why I want to ask you guys if you ever would consider using a page like this?

http://codepen.io/regnis/full/vKZRzw/

NOTE

I have removed some top-padding from the .sub-heading since it looked awfull in codepen but it's still there in the original since it looks okay when I view it in the browser outside of codepen :-)

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Cindy Lea
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Cindy Lea
Courses Plus Student 6,485 Points

I would advise against having someone click a button to get into your site. After all, something bought them to your site & now youre asking them again. Almost reminds me of a Microsoft question when you want to delete a file & they ask "are you sure?" Unless it was an over 18 site or a site where there were restrictions reqyured by law, I wouldnt use a button to enter.

Henrik Christensen
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Henrik Christensen
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 38,322 Points

I was thinking the same, that's why I wanted to know what other people might think of it :-) About that "are you sure?". I think it can come in handy for some people cuz they might have selected the wrong file :-P

Anyway, thank you very much for your thoughts :-D

Kevin Korte
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Why is it necessary to ask them if they're sure. That would give me pause, if I landed on your site by mistake, I'd just use the back button and move on, no harm no foul.

I personally almost always bounce out of a site that greets me with a similar screen, cause I don't know why they're asking me, or what I can expect behind the question, I play it safe and generally just leave.

All of that to say I agree with Cindy. Not beating you down, just challenging your concept so you wind up with the best solution for you.