Glossary of Web Terms

Splash

The splash image of a website is the large main image that you see on the homepage. Splash images often include the most important content that a website is trying to communicate. For example, a website for a bakery would probably want to showcase some of their famous muffins, most popular pastries, and images of their wonderful cakes. Common practice on the web is to include a ‘rotating’ splash image, which cycles through several images. For most websites, we generally recommend 3-5 ‘slides’ that cycle through every several seconds. Any more than that, and load time issues can arise.

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