Welcome page of SCN - is it displaying content which we users would like?
I was planning to write a blog describing my thoughts on welcome page of SCN. But I think a discussion would be more fruitful first.
I have been noticing welcome page since quite a while and below observations are pointed out to highlight that the front page is not very welcoming in my view:
> Repeated content displayed: There are many times when we see the same post being highlighted in more than one section. This is unavoidable because of the categories chosen to be displayed. e.g a blog post in Mentors section could be highlighted in the featured section, most liked, in one of the spaces chosen to be displayed on front page and could also be part of newsletter. I have no idea as to what was the thinking behind choosing the categories to be displayed on welcome page because we already have "All spaces" link on the right most corner side.
> Not focussed: This is again my personal view and would love to hear different opinion here. I remember in the old platform that I could reach to a good blog with comments being highlighted. Now, how many times do we find something right from the front page? Well, encapsulation and abstraction tricks comes to my mind on seeing the welcome page. This would also clean up the welcome page.
> Categories to be displayed: Do we really need newsletter section? The content that comes under this, isn't that already covered under some space. "Push display" comes to my mind to describe this.
> Static content: Welcome page often displays the same content.
In my view,simplicity is very much needed on welcome page of SCN.As I read somewhere highlighting problems is not enough, solutions too needs to be proposed. Hence, I would hint towards Amazon.
If @Jason Lax would help me I could start a poll on this to get the public opinion.