[thelist] Usability question: home page vs dashboard at same URL

Nadeem Hosenbokus nadeem at nadeemh.com
Fri Sep 16 08:50:29 CDT 2016


I'm assuming that the marketing on the unauthenticated homepage is to sell
the service. Once sold, the user wouldn't need to see the marketing anymore.

Is there any value in the marketing content for someone who has already

Incidentally, wouldn't there still be a "home" link regardless? It would
link to either the marketing homepage or the dashboard.

Nadeem Hosenbokus
(230) 5766 9169

-----Original Message-----
From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of erik mattheis
Sent: 15 September 2016 22:40
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Usability question: home page vs dashboard at same URL

I have a project that has a "public home page" containing marketing messages
and overviews of the site's functionality. There is also a logged in
dashboard with user generated content.

I am implementing the design and noting the absence of a link to "home"
from the logged in page and an absence of any way to get to the dashboard.
I heard from the UX person on the project that "there won't be a public home
page if they're signed in".

Sites like Facebook and Twitter have completely different content at the
root URL, but there are two major differences I see:

A. We have a lot more than a login form on the not-logged in home page -
videos, marketing materials and overviews of services.
B. We are not Facebook or Twitter

Is it that big of a deal to make a significant amount of mostly marketing
material unavailable to users after they have logged in?

What are your thoughts? If we are going to hide the content what is the best
way to do it? redirect logged in users to the dashboard from / or replace
the content of / with the dashboard?

What would be the best way of explaining the problem I see so if I end up
being overruled, I'll know I did everything I could?

Erik Mattheis


* * Please support the community that supports you.  * *

For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives
of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! 

More information about the thelist mailing list