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No, the above isn't an art site. It's the Art Fart Version of Web Pages That Suck.

Hopefully, the above example will help you get the point that Splash pages and the people who use them are really, really stupid. Splash pages do nothing but get in the way of the visitor. Unless there's a lot of text that can be used by search engines like...

The purpose of this web site is to help people design effective and aesthetically pleasing web pages. My methodology is somewhat different — I firmly believe that if a person is exposed to bad web page design they'll be less likely to use these techniques in the pages they create. People often commit the same mistakes over and over and over and over — you get the point. By pointing out these mistakes, and being told that they are mistakes, you can avoid them when you design your web pages. Usability is important.

...then you're wasting space and an opportunity to be ranked high in the search engines. <META> tags alone are not enough because many search engines don't use <META>.

What makes this splash page even dumber than most of the ones you see on the Web, is the fact that when you click the Home link on sub-pages, it will bring you back to this page.

Splash pages shouldn't be used. Get it?

Oh, to make things worse, most of you will have to scroll all the way down to this point to find out that you have to click on the picture to go to the "real" home page.