Splash screen on first landing

Hello all,

I have just bought Pro on subscription and am determined to get a new site up and running from it.

I was wondering if there is a way to have a splash screen as the first thing visitors will see, which plays a short animation then goes automatically to the home page? It’s not a dealbreaker if no, but it might be a nice ‘opener’?

I had a quick look and saw nothing for splash screen, but I may be searching for the wrong term.

Apologies in advance,


@NeilStewart, Welcome onboard! :slight_smile:

What you could do is have the the first page of your website be the splash page, and then create a “section” and place the rest of your website’s pages in it.

To make it automatically go to your site’s home page is a bit more difficult. I’m guessing you would need a bit of javascript on the splash page to time-out and move across to your home page? or you could have a user do it manually.

As a sidenote, a splash page is not a very common thing nowadays as it puts one more click between a user and your actual website, but in the end see what you can come up with, and enjoy! :slight_smile:

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@greenskin’s approach makes sense. You can add an embed object on the splash page that takes your visitor to the “real” home page after a certain time:

<META http-equiv="refresh" content="3;URL=http://www.domain.com/yourlink”>

Change “3” to however many seconds you want.


Another script to redirect a page can be found in this thread:

@duncan posted a bit of code that works well.


This is an instruction that must be inserted in the header of the page and I do not think that at the moment in Sparkle you can do this. Maybe you have to edit the next page?

@MultimediaMan, I’m thinking the Embed element (with the script) positioned at the top of the Sparkle page will suffice. As the splash page loads the script will load as well, so it doesn’t have to be in the header tag.

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