Creating Your Home Page in DSS

The main purpose of your home page is to highlight the resources you offer and get your audience to dig deeper. It should provide a taste of your brand and personality in simple language, give the most important information front and center, and make it easy to get to relevant pages on your site. To that end, the content on your home page should include:

  • Your contact information
  • A brief overview of who you are, what you do, and why it matters
  • The types of problems you can help with
  • Basic information with pointers to more in-depth articles and pages
  • Headers that are direct and address common concerns
  • Calls to action that encourage readers to explore the site further or reach out to you

Don’t overwhelm your audience by telling potential clients everything you want to say at once. Keep your home page clean and concise, and focus on using it as a way to funnel readers to the specific pages they’re really looking for.

Home page

Access the Home page under the Content section of your navigation. You will see all of the standard content fields for the home page of your website, but you may notice more items on the live page than you see in DSS. Your Practice Areas and Locations will automatically populate here. 

Creating Header and Footer Templates in DSS

Headers and footers are an easy way to add standard language or information to any page in DSS. The purpose of these templates is to save time, so you don’t have to recreate the same content for multiple pages. To use headers and footers, simply name your template, add the necessary content, and save. On the individual pages in DSS, select the template from the dropdown list as a header or footer: 

Assign template

Headers will appear below the headline and above the page content. Footers will appear at the bottom of your content. 


You can also create a global content footer and global footer for your site. This footer is shown at the bottom of every page on your site, either right below the content or in the “fine print” above the copyright details.