How to Design Your Cat Page

You have 15-30 seconds to catch your visitor's attention.

Yes, in most cases, a web surfer will decide in less than 1 minute whether they want to stay at a site. Your first screen must load in that time frame, or something in that first screen must catch their eye, or you have lost that visitor.  Note, too, that even if your site is interesting, visitors will be reluctant to return to it in the future if it takes too long to load.

How do you get a visitor to stay, and get them to return? Here are a few guidelines:


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