If you’re a web developer or web designer then you will be familiar with one of the biggest modern web design debates: single page vs multi page websites. This debate has been raging for a few years now, and there are pros and cons for both sides of the argument.
In this article I’m going to walk through a few of the reasons why you might decide to use a single-page website. I’ll look closely at things like design features, your individual needs, and a range of other factors.
When Are Single Page Websites Useful?
Basically, single page websites are usually used by those who don’t have a lot of information to present, or who want to present a significant amount of information in a logical sequence. Some of the most popular uses for single page websites include:
- As product landing pages, where a range of information is presented in a logical sequence, broken up by call to action buttons or sections.
- As small business websites when you don’t have a lot of information to present. It’s more than possible to include small “about”, “services”, and “contact” sections within one single page design.
- For portfolios, when the main purpose of your website is showcasing your work. Single page designs are great for this because they are simple and allow people to focus on your work.
As you can see, there are plenty of different uses for single page websites. However, it can still be hard to decide whether to use one or not.