It's true first impressions count, that's why we're looking at the website homepage this month at #WPESSEX. This will be a hand-on session for you to share knowledge and learn new techniques.
**ROOM CHANGE** We're back to our normal room in the Lord Ashcroft Building MAB 116.
## What Makes A Good Website Homepage?
Your homepage is the most important area on your website. You must give visitors a great first impression. You need to clearly tell visitors what your business offers them. If you don’t get your home page right, there’s a high chance people will exit your website without going any further.
Mike Pead, from Primary Image, will lead this hands-on, practical session on good design practice when it comes to creating website homepages.
We’ll look at some examples, good and bad, and of course have the chance to look at your own websites too.
Presented by Mike Pead. Mike works at Primary Image (https://www.primaryimage.uk), a WordPress design agency based in Southend-on-Sea, who support businesses of all sizes across the UK. Follow him @mikepead (https://twitter.com/mikepead)
## Running Order (STC):
- Arrive from 18:30 for networking
- 19:00 - Opening remarks
- 19:10 - Speaker - Mike Pead
- 19:45 - Break
- 20:00 - TBC
- 20:45 - Closing remarks
- 21:00 - Social
/* How to find us -----*/
The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus/travelling-to-our-chelmsford-campus).
• Car - The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park (https://b37.co/wpEssexCar) is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
• Train - The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://b37.co/wpEssexTrain).
• Bus - Regular bus services run to and from the venue.
/* Code of conduct -----*/
The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpessex.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.
/* Sponsors & Supporters -----*/
This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image (https://www.primaryimage.uk) - a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.