Take a second to visit Norton’s community homepage.
It’s not very attractive, yet it gives regular visitors exactly what they need.
In a single glance, every visitor can see everything that’s going on in the community.
They can see the latest threads, trending topics, latest announcements, and where to go for urgent issues.
If they cut out the big chunk of text and huge graphic at the top, it would be even better.
When it comes to homepages, you want to put function over form. Every visitor should be able to see everything new in the community without having to scroll down the page or click through an unceasing number of opt-in permissions.