We’re delighted that you’ve discovered Homepage. Welcome and thank you for taking
the time to learn more about this web site.
First came the Need...
The Internet is a magical place. The freedom of choice, the possibilities and the vast
amount of information it provides makes one wonder how did we ever do without it.
Just when we thought we have figured out this ocean of knowledge and information
we realize that we’ve barely scratched the surface. So much Information, so much
to do and so little time.
The Internet needs to be discovered. But at home or at school, at work or on the move,
how can we ever find enough time to do it all quickly and easily. How can we make it
more convenient for ourselves to find not only what we are looking for but to go beyond
and discover new things through new sites. In a fast paced digital world of mobile devices
we need more than just the ‘apps’ that we know of. We need a hub, a place where things
are ready for us so we don’t have to search for them. A page on the Internet that would
make us feel at home. If it makes our lives easier and saves us time, why not?
...then came the Idea
With these thoughts came the idea of creating a very simple form of web browser
where some of the Internet’s most popular web sites in different categories are already
on the display and can easily be accessed by just clicking on their logo. We think if this
page deserves to be called ‘homepage’ then it needs to be:
1.) very simple in design
2.) visual, not too much reading
4.) not too crowded
5.) easy to use
6.) easy on the eyes
7.) not too much scrolling up and down
9.) to the point with useful information and links
10.) mobile friendly
While similar ideas have already been introduced to the web we could not find any
web site that would satisfy all 10 criteria. So we decided to make it ourselves.
The domain name homepage.org was acquired and after more than a dozen different
templates we came up with the design that you see.
Homepage was born
Homepage.org went live on February 9th, 2013 as a single page web site without a logo
and had only 30 web site links. An 18 page navigation bar was then added to introduce
different categories. This brought up the total number of web site links to 540.
The goal of the web site was quite simple: we wanted to help people around the world
browse and discover the Internet quicker and easier.
Next time you’re waiting at an airport or sitting at a café with friends give Homepage.org
a try. It’s fast, easy and fun. Some of the sites you want to visit are already here, just click
on them. Especially if you’re on the move you may find Homepage very useful. On your
phone, tablet or laptop no need to search or type anything, just click!
We are going to make Homepage bigger and better. This is just the beginning.
While we recognize the web sites featured on Homepage.org are limited to only 30 per
category by no means this should be interpreted as limiting the web. It is merely just a
suggestion, that’s all. Remember, you need to discover the Internet. It’s up to you.