Set Up a One-Page Website or Multi-Panel Homepage

Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her site at uses the free Pique theme.

Websites come in all shapes and sizes. More traditional websites are made up of separate pages. Other sites may consist of just a homepage, with panels of text and images. You can choose from a handful of themes that support this single-page, multi-panel look. Need inspiration? One writer’s website shows what you can do.

Jia Tolentino’s new website shows off Pique’s one-page look and multi-panel functionality. Her homepage is composed of sections of text (her bio, list of publications, upcoming speaking engagements, and contact information) with a few black-and-white photographs mixed in.

Pique was designed for small businesses like cafes in mind, but it’s suitable for anyone who wants to present separate sections of information in this visual format. When you first activate Pique, it will display posts on your homepage in a traditional blog feed, so to achieve this look, make sure to set a static homepage. Then, you can add more panels (which are simply created from the standard pages on your site).

Want more? Explore the site of Cologne, Germany-based photographer Martin Klengel, who uses the premium Swell theme, which is ideal for people who want to showcase video on their homepage. The site of the Osho Festival in Portugal, designed with the premium Purpose theme, offers templates to create a customized homepage as well.

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May 31, 2018Design, Inspiration