The menu is fundamental for your website and necessary for an optimal user experience. It's one of the first thing the visitor will see and it determines the way visitors navigate your site. There is one thing you need to focus on when you create your menu: usability (and also aesthetics but that should be considered after usability)!
Making a website can be challenging but as my grandpa always says, The best starting point is the beginning. After hearing this nugget of wisdom I was convinced dear old grandpa was past his prime. But alas, he is correct (as most grandpas are).
So where is the beginning when making a website? The homepage is the first glance of your site and what it has to offer.
The homepage sets the tone for the rest of your site.
Ask and you shall receive
As requested on Welcome to Widget Weekly, I am going to talk about the polished search engine widgets at emyspot. One of my favorite functions is the search bar, it suits my no-nonsense want-it-now persona (unless of course it is for "really important things" like the puppy bowl or boobing around on facebook). When there is no search bar, there is always Ctrl+F for instant gratification. So give us lazy readers what we want and put in a search bar !