We need a compelling, exciting splash page for first time visitors to our site. This is going to be our first impression to new users and must pique their curiosity, clearly communicate what the site is about with minimal information, and invite and encourage them to come in, learn more, and become members of our community.
Our company, HourVille, is an online marketplace for anything that can be priced by-the-hour: services, rentals, classes, places. Our users are buyers and sellers of the hourly services, rentals, classes and places.This should be obvious on the splash page.
Sellers create profiles with descriptions, pictures, video, documents and their online schedule. Buyers are able to see the sellers services, prices, credentials, reviews and ratings, and book the sellers online right though the schedule in the sellers' profiles.
It may be helpful to register and set up a profile at HourVille as it will help you understand more intimately what the site is about and the available tools and features.
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