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Usability Guideline Usability.gov 5:6


Ensure that the homepage has the necessary characteristics to be easily perceived as a homepage. No search, site map and contact us links found on the homepage.


It is important that pages ‘lower’ in a site are not confused with the homepage. Users have come to expect that certain actions are possible from the homepage. These actions include, among others, finding important links, accessing a site map or index, and conducting a search.

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This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: UseGov5.6