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Come on in here!

The index page is what greets you when you visit homestarrunner.com, giving you links to one of the main pages, recent updates, Store items, and Twitter posts. It features Homestar Runner and Strong Bad standing in a stylized version of the Field, with a blue ribbon reading "come on in" on the left, messages to the right, and "homestarrunner.com" at the top. The time of day is determined by the time on the computer's clock.

Cast (in order of appearance): Homestar Runner, Strong Bad, The Cheat, Strong Mad, Strong Sad, Pom Pom, Marzipan, Coach Z, Bubs, The King of Town, The Poopsmith, Homsar, Trogdor (Trogday 2008), Sticklyman (December 31, 2020)

Places: The Field

Date: ca. June 10, 2003 (original), December 31, 2020 (current version)

Page Title: Everybody! Everybody!
Trogday 2008 Page Title: Troggie Turns Five!
April Fools' 2014 Page Title: Everybody! Everybody?
Redesign Page Title: Hey Look! A New Homestar Runner Website Thing To Click On Things On!
December 31, 2020 Page Title: Umber Construmption!

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[edit] History

Before the index page was created (ca. June 10, 2003), one was directed straight to one of the introduction toons. The index page was originally a yellow screen with Homestar in the center, giving you links to watch the Intro or go to one of the main pages. Clicking "come on in" will only take you to Main Pages 1 through 20. However, on the Trogdor index page, the other main pages were added.

This page is traditionally replaced by an April Fools' gag on the first of April. In 2003, viewers of this page were taken to a King of Town Intro and King of Town Main Page. In 2004, it was replaced by the Under Construction page. In 2005, this page was replaced by HomestarRunner.com PAY PLUS!, which greeted viewers by informing them that Homestar Runner had become a subscription site. In 2009, it was replaced with April Fool 09, which took the Intro and retroactively changed it into a Strong Bad email. In 2010, it was replaced with Xeriouxly Forxe. In 2014, it was replaced with April Fools' 2014, which remained in its place for roughly three months.

On January 13, 2008, the regular intro page was replaced with a picture of Trogdor in the shape of a 5 to celebrate Trogdor's fifth birthday. It was later changed back on January 21, 2008. Between January 21 and March 31, 2010, the index page featured a "shop our store" link. The link was removed and the original index page was restored on April 2, 2010. An Old-Timey version of the index page featuring The Homestar Runner was shown in sbemail 206.

On January 13, 2018, an HTML footer was added to the page mentioning the retirement of Flash. It announced a future redesign of the site, linked to YouTube videos and the HTML TROGDOR! game, and allowed viewers to sign up for the Deleteheads Download mailing list. This text is updated frequently, usually for announcements.

On July 17, 2018, an unfinished redesigned version was revealed at new.homestarrunner.com. On December 31, 2020, the page was replaced by a white screen with an image of Sticklyman, stating that the site is "way under construction" and "might be's down and/or weird for a bit". Soon after, the website was updated, and the page was changed to the current version.

[edit] Current Version

[edit] Previous Versions

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Characters will occasionally peek in from the left, and will say a line when clicked. Clicking near the left side of the screen will also make a character show up.
    • THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}
    • STRONG MAD: I'M A WEBSITE!
    • STRONG SAD: Leave me alone!
    • POM POM: {bubbles}
    • MARZIPAN: Lookin' pretty good!
    • COACH Z: This is a great worbsite!
    • BUBS: That's five dollars a click!
    • THE KING OF TOWN: Doo hoo hoo hoo!
    • THE POOPSMITH: {"splat" sound}
    • HOMSAR: Ah'm a real batch export!

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