Nan Harbison wrote: > Hi All, > > I have a client who wants to put a button on her website for people to click > on and make her site their home page. > Of course, when I google for this all I can find is how to do it from the > browser -> tools, not programmatically from the webpage. > Can someone point me to a reference for this, or better yet, give me some > reasons why I should tell my client this is a bad idea. > Reason: 1997 is over. Reason: Every browser does this differently and you need to change it every time there is a new one (check the "Make Y! your home page" link at http://www.yahoo.com/) Reason: Users do not like to be told what to do. Especially inexperienced internet users are very happy to start with a web page that offers them a lot of choices of things they are looking for - this is why Yahoo, MSN and Apple still have start pages and every ISP offers them. Reason: Without scripting, nothing happens Reason: This is one link that clutters the interface even more - the more links you have on a page the less worthy of indexing the page appears for google Reason: because you tell them so, they pay you as the expert to build their web site If you need proof, google for set as homepage script - every link will say you need IE5+ to support this functionality and that is a sign that there is something very outdated going on.