Currently, the rule of thumb is: The bigger the better.
The Perfect Image
Unless the client already owns the perfect image to convey their company’s message, designers like myself are spending much more time finding the perfect image for the home page, placing it above the fold with minimal words and a link to an inner page or blog.
Full Screen Video
PayPal helped bring the concept of video to the mainstream. Personally, I love that full screen video is being utilized in the header, or anywhere on the page. Incorporating video into the design is going to become more and more popular. And, why not? It enables online businesses to get their message across quicker and in more creative ways. It also keeps the end user engaged longer and pulls them into an experience.
Check out this site. Here, the artist pulls us into his world. He allows us a sneak peek into his creative process and encourages us to participate. This is the wave of the future in design. Offering the end user an experience. Are you ready? If not, call me. I can create this — or any other — type of website for you. http://jviewz.com