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The '''Main Pages''' are the "menu" pages for Homestarrunner.com, and are one of the more interesting aspects of the site. Every time you return to the main page a new one will load. These pages contain links to the regularly updating material of the site including  the [[Quote of the Week]], [[Weekly Fanstuff]] and the [[Sketchbook]].
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The '''Main Pages''' are the themed menu pages for [[homestarrunner.com]]. Every time a viewer enters through the [[Index Page]], a random Main Page will load. This also happens when returning from another area of the site, although certain toons (usually holiday toons) have set Main Pages they will always return to.
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Many  of these pages contain funny little actions and references to previous toons.
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The Main Pages consist of [[Homestar Runner]] (or one of his variations) standing in the foreground, with "[[TV Time Toons Menu|Toons]]", "[[Scrolling Shooter Games Menu|Games]]", "[[Character Videos|Characters]]", "[[Downloads]]", "[[Store]]", and "[[Email|E-mail]]" buttons to the left, with the exception of [[Main Page 23]], which has them to the right. Rolling over these with the cursor results in Homestar usually reading them aloud, while certain events relating to the theme occur in proximity to Homestar.
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==Current list==
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These pages contain links to the material of the site including the [[Quote of the Week]], [[Weekly Fanstuff]], and the [[Sketchbook]]. They also have [[Main Page Messages|recent updates]] located in the top-right corner. This reads, "Go on and see what's new!" above a bubble which cycles through the latest toon, merchandise, and the games menu in succession. This button used to cycle through updates whether the mouse pointer was on it or not, but it no longer cycles to the next item if the mouse is on it, so the viewer won't miss something and have to wait through the whole sequence. Clicking on the [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] logo at the top left takes the viewer to the [[Museum]]. There is also a "[[First Time Here?]]" button located near the updates, which links to a cartoon of Homestar Runner screwing up a welcome speech for the website.
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*[[Main Page 1]] - Outer Space ''("What's not to love about Homestar Runner?")''
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*[[Main Page 2]] - The Alps  ''("Homestar Runner")''
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*[[Main Page 3]] - Tropical island  ''("Homestar Runner")''
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*[[Main Page 4]] - Bowling alley ''("The Comeback Kid!! Also known as Homestar Runner!")''
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*[[Main Page 5]] - Waffle house ''("Doing it rightways all the time...it's Homestar Runner!")''
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*[[Main Page 6]] - Heaven ''("Homestar Runner must be dead!")''
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*[[Main Page 7]] - Graveyard ''("Dead as a doornail!")''
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*[[Main Page 8]] - Falling through the sky ''("What's so great about Homestar Runner?")''
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*[[Main Page 9]] - Notebook sketch ''("Trapper Keeper!!")''
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*[[Main Page 10]] - 1936 ''("Old Timey Fun Timey!")''
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*[[Main Page 11]] - Channel 4 Action news ''("More news at 11!")''
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*[[Main Page 12]] - 4th of July ''("Come Forth on July!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 13]] - ATARI 2600 ''("Homestar Runner Game Pac")''
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*[[Main Page 14]] - Shower ''("Nakers!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 15]] - Powered By The Cheat ''("Powered By The Cheat")''
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*[[Main Page 16]] - Wintertime ''("WE'RE SNOWED IN!!")''
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*[[Main Page 17]] - 20X6  ''("20X6!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 18]] - Sweet Cuppin' Cakes  ''("Sweet Cuppin' Cakes")''
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*[[Main Page 19]] - The Show  ''("The Show!!")''
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*[[Main Page 20]] - Early Homestar ''("Duckie Shirt!!")''
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*[[Main Page 21]] - Vector video game style ''("Many Green Lines!")''
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*[[Main Page 22]] - Virus! ''("Drop a train on em!")''
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==Hidden Main Pages==
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==Current List==
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There are a couple of hidden main pages:
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These are all of the Main Pages that can be accessed from the bottom-left menu on each page.
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*[[Homsar Main Page]] - Located by clicking the last digit of the copyright years (currently the "5" in 2005) on each main page or by clicking on the [[Homsar]] pen puppet at the end of [[Strong Bad Email]] [[interview]]. ''("LEGITIMATE MENU PAGE!")''
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*[[Main Page 1]] {{--}} [[The Moon]] ''("What's not to love about Homestar Runner?")''
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*[[Main Page 2]] {{--}} The Alps  ''("The Homestar Von Trapper Family Singers!")''
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*[[Main Page 3]] {{--}} A beach  ''("Don't forget your zinc!")''
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*[[Main Page 4]] {{--}} Bowling alley ''("The Comeback Kid!! Also known as Homestar Runner!")''
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*[[Main Page 5]] {{--}} [[Waffle House]] ''("Doing it right ways all the time...it's Homestar Runner!")''
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*[[Main Page 6]] {{--}} [[Heaven]] ''("Homestar Runner must be dead!")''
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*[[Main Page 7]] {{--}} Graveyard ''("Dead as a doornail!")''
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*[[Main Page 8]] {{--}} Falling through the sky ''("What's so great about Homestar Runner?")''
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*[[Main Page 9]] {{--}} Notebook sketch ''("Trapper Keeper!!")''
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*[[Main Page 10]] {{--}} [[Old-Timey]] ''("Old Timey Fun Timey!")''
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*[[Main Page 11]] {{--}} Channel 4 Action news ''("More news at 11!")''
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*[[Main Page 12]] {{--}} [[Holidays#Fourth of July/Independence Day (July 4th)|4th of July]] ''("Come Forth on July!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 13]] {{--}} [[Atari 2600]] ''("Homestar Runner Game Pac")''
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*[[Main Page 14]] {{--}} Shower ''("Nakers!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 15]] {{--}} [[Powered by The Cheat]] ''("Powered by The Cheat")''
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*[[Main Page 16]] {{--}} Wintertime ''("WE'RE SNOWED IN!!")''
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*[[Main Page 17]] {{--}} [[20X6]]  ''("20X6!!!")''
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*[[Main Page 18]] {{--}} [[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]]  ''("Sweet Cuppin Cakes")''
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*[[Main Page 19]] {{--}} [[The Show]]  ''("The Show!!")''
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*[[Main Page 20]] {{--}} [[Storybook World]] (from [[flashback]]) ''("Duckie Shirt!!")''
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*[[Main Page 21]] {{--}} Vector video game style à la [[StrongBadZone]] ''("Many Green Lines!")''
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*[[Main Page 22]] {{--}} [[The Virus|Virus]] ''("Drop a train on em!")''
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*[[Main Page 23]] {{--}} Rear-view ''("Backstage Pass")''
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*[[Main Page 24]] {{--}} Near-sighted ''("20/200!")''
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*[[Main Page 25]] {{--}} [[Puppet Stuff]] ''("Sponsored by Hollerin' Jimmy's Hobby Kits!")''
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*[[Main Page 26]] {{--}} [[Xeriouxly Forxe]] ''("Revamped for the Nineties!")''
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*[[Main Page 27]] {{--}} [[Peasantry]] ''("Extra Flammable Peasant Robes at UNflammable prices!")'
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*[[Luau Main Page]] - Found after the toon [[The Luau]]. ''("The Luau")''
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==Other Main Pages==
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*[[King Of Town Main Page]] - Found by pressing the stone in [[The King of Town DVD]] ''("kingoftown.com!!")''
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There are a few other Main Pages that can not be accessed through the menu.
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*[[Strong Bad's Room Main Page]] - Found by winning the secret messages in [[Homestar Talker]]. ''("Homestar Talker")''
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*[[Luau Main Page]] — Found after the toon [[The Luau]]. ''("The Luau")'' or ''("Everyone loves tofu!")''
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*[[King of Town Main Page]] — Accessed via the menu page for [[The King of Town DVD]]. Click the 'stache on the coat of arms to move it out of the way, then click the stone behind it. ''("kingoftown.com!!")''
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*[[Strong Bad Main Page]] Found by winning the secret messages in [[Homestar Talker]]. ''("Homestar Talker")''
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*[[Homsar Main Page]] — See Easter egg below. ''("LEGITIMATE MENU PAGE!")''
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==Easter Eggs==
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*Clicking the last digit of the copyright years (currently the "1" in 2021) on each Main Page takes you to the [[Homsar Main Page]]. This Main Page is also accessible as an [[interview#Easter Eggs|Easter egg]] in [[interview]].
==Fun Facts==
==Fun Facts==
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===Trivia===
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*The only Main Pages that have Homestar in his regular outfit, size, and style are Main Pages 8, 18, 19, 23, and 24. Of these, Main Page 18 is the only one where nothing special happens with Homestar; he merely stands at the front facing forward and says the various words.
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*With the exception of Main Pages 10, 12, 19 and 25, Homestar's voice will play over top of itself. [[Homsar]]'s and [[the King of Town]]'s voices will also play over top of themselves, but not [[Strong Bad]]'s.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2004" to "2005" on February 21, 2005.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2005" to "2006" on January 8, 2006.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2006" to "2007" on January 14, 2007, except on Main Page 23.
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*The copyright date on Main Page 23 was changed from "2005" to "2007" on July 24, 2007.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2007" to "2008" on April 11, 2008, except on Main Page 24, which was updated on or before August 25, 2008.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2008" to "2009" on January 26, 2009, except on Main Page 23.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2009" to "2010" on April 12, 2010. Main Page 23 was also updated at this time.
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*The copyright date was changed from "2010" to "2021" on December 31, 2020. This was also when the website underwent a [[Post-Flash Site Update|complete redesign]] for the discontinuation of Flash.
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===Glitches===
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*When using the {{wp|Wii}} to access the Main Pages, listening to the Quote of the Week causes the navigation button sounds to play at half-pitch.
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*The original audio files of Homestar saying the words "toons", "games", "store", etc., each contain a noticeable audio click at their beginning and end.
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**This is a common error in sound production when the audio cuts off abruptly instead of fading out.
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**All Main Pages utilizing the original files contain this audio glitch, even on much later pages, but Main Pages which use alternative sounds, such as Main Page 13, do not have these problems.
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===Fixed Glitches===
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*Prior to the [[post-Flash site update]], if you clicked on the navigation buttons from the left-hand menu area, dragged your mouse away from the menu area, and let go, you could make certain effects persist. You could even combine more than one effect, sometimes producing unexpected results. (Other buttons throughout the site behave in a similar manner.) See [[Main Page Glitches]] for a complete listing.
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**You could use this trick for at least one effect on all of the Main Pages except 7, 12, 19, 23, and 25. For the trick to work, the effect had to persist as long as you hold down the mouse bottom.
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**You could use this trick with all six effects on Main Page 11. If you do "downloads" first and "store" second, all six effects can be seen at once. This is the only Main Page (including the hidden ones) on which you can see all six effects at once.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Image:main1.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 1]]'''<br />([[The Moon]])</center>
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Image:main2.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 2]]'''<br />(The Alps)</center>
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Image:main3.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 3]]'''<br />(A beach)</center>
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Image:Main4.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 4]]'''<br />(Bowling Alley)</center>
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Image:main5.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 5]]'''<br />([[Waffle House]])</center>
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Image:Main6.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 6]]'''<br />([[Heaven]])</center>
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Image:main7.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 7]]'''<br />(Graveyard)</center>
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Image:main8.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 8]]'''<br />(Falling through the Sky)</center>
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Image:Trapper Keeper Main.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 9]]'''<br />(Notebook Sketch)</center>
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Image:main10.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 10]]'''<br />([[Old-Timey]])</center>
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Image:main11.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 11]]'''<br />(Channel 4 Action News)</center>
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Image:Main12.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 12]]'''<br />(4th of July)</center>
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Image:Main13.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 13]]'''<br />([[Atari 2600]])</center>
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Image:Main14.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 14]]'''<br />(Shower)</center>
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Image:Main15.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 15]]'''<br />([[Powered by The Cheat]])</center>
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Image:Main16.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 16]]'''<br />(Wintertime)</center>
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Image:Main17.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 17]]'''<br />([[20X6]])</center>
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Image:Main18.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 18]]'''<br />([[Sweet Cuppin' Cakes]])</center>
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Image:main19.png|<center>'''[[Main Page 19]]'''<br />([[The Show]])</center>
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Image:Main20.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 20]]'''<br />([[Flashback]])</center>
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Image:Main21.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 21]]'''<br />(Vector)</center>
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Image:main22.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 22]]'''<br />([[Virus]])</center>
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Image:main page 23.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 23]]'''<br />(Rear-view)</center>
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Image:Main24.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 24]]'''<br />(Blurry)</center>
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Image:Main25.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 25]]'''<br />([[Puppet Stuff]])</center>
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Image:Main Page 26.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 26]]'''<br />([[Xeriouxly Forxe]])</center>
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Image:Main Page 27.PNG|<center>'''[[Main Page 27]]'''<br />([[Peasantry]])</center>
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Image:luaumain.PNG|<center>'''[[Luau Main Page]]'''</center>
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Image:kingmain.PNG|<center>'''[[King of Town Main Page]]'''</center>
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Image:sbmain.PNG|<center>'''[[Strong Bad Main Page]]'''</center>
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Image:mainhomsar.png|<center>'''[[Homsar Main Page]]'''</center>
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*If you click and drag the navigation buttons from the left-hand menu area into the main part of the main page, you can make certain effects persist. You can even combine more than one effect.
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**For example, on Main Page 1, if you click and drag "'toons", "store", and "e-mail" to the left or right and let go, you'll be able to see the spaceman at the top of the rocket, the constellations of Strong Bad and Marzipan, and Homestar's helmet all at the same time (see the image at the top of this article).
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*[[HR:main|view a Main Page]]
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**You can use this trick for at least one effect on all the Main Pages except 7, 12, and 19. For the trick to work, the effect has to persist as long as you keep the mouse over the button.
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Current revision as of 14:08, 9 February 2021

Today the Main Page, tomorrow the world!

The Main Pages are the themed menu pages for homestarrunner.com. Every time a viewer enters through the Index Page, a random Main Page will load. This also happens when returning from another area of the site, although certain toons (usually holiday toons) have set Main Pages they will always return to.

The Main Pages consist of Homestar Runner (or one of his variations) standing in the foreground, with "Toons", "Games", "Characters", "Downloads", "Store", and "E-mail" buttons to the left, with the exception of Main Page 23, which has them to the right. Rolling over these with the cursor results in Homestar usually reading them aloud, while certain events relating to the theme occur in proximity to Homestar.

These pages contain links to the material of the site including the Quote of the Week, Weekly Fanstuff, and the Sketchbook. They also have recent updates located in the top-right corner. This reads, "Go on and see what's new!" above a bubble which cycles through the latest toon, merchandise, and the games menu in succession. This button used to cycle through updates whether the mouse pointer was on it or not, but it no longer cycles to the next item if the mouse is on it, so the viewer won't miss something and have to wait through the whole sequence. Clicking on the Homestar Runner logo at the top left takes the viewer to the Museum. There is also a "First Time Here?" button located near the updates, which links to a cartoon of Homestar Runner screwing up a welcome speech for the website.

Contents

[edit] Current List

These are all of the Main Pages that can be accessed from the bottom-left menu on each page.

[edit] Other Main Pages

There are a few other Main Pages that can not be accessed through the menu.

[edit] Easter Eggs

  • Clicking the last digit of the copyright years (currently the "1" in 2021) on each Main Page takes you to the Homsar Main Page. This Main Page is also accessible as an Easter egg in interview.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The only Main Pages that have Homestar in his regular outfit, size, and style are Main Pages 8, 18, 19, 23, and 24. Of these, Main Page 18 is the only one where nothing special happens with Homestar; he merely stands at the front facing forward and says the various words.
  • With the exception of Main Pages 10, 12, 19 and 25, Homestar's voice will play over top of itself. Homsar's and the King of Town's voices will also play over top of themselves, but not Strong Bad's.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2004" to "2005" on February 21, 2005.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2005" to "2006" on January 8, 2006.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2006" to "2007" on January 14, 2007, except on Main Page 23.
  • The copyright date on Main Page 23 was changed from "2005" to "2007" on July 24, 2007.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2007" to "2008" on April 11, 2008, except on Main Page 24, which was updated on or before August 25, 2008.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2008" to "2009" on January 26, 2009, except on Main Page 23.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2009" to "2010" on April 12, 2010. Main Page 23 was also updated at this time.
  • The copyright date was changed from "2010" to "2021" on December 31, 2020. This was also when the website underwent a complete redesign for the discontinuation of Flash.

[edit] Glitches

  • When using the Wii to access the Main Pages, listening to the Quote of the Week causes the navigation button sounds to play at half-pitch.
  • The original audio files of Homestar saying the words "toons", "games", "store", etc., each contain a noticeable audio click at their beginning and end.
    • This is a common error in sound production when the audio cuts off abruptly instead of fading out.
    • All Main Pages utilizing the original files contain this audio glitch, even on much later pages, but Main Pages which use alternative sounds, such as Main Page 13, do not have these problems.

[edit] Fixed Glitches

  • Prior to the post-Flash site update, if you clicked on the navigation buttons from the left-hand menu area, dragged your mouse away from the menu area, and let go, you could make certain effects persist. You could even combine more than one effect, sometimes producing unexpected results. (Other buttons throughout the site behave in a similar manner.) See Main Page Glitches for a complete listing.
    • You could use this trick for at least one effect on all of the Main Pages except 7, 12, 19, 23, and 25. For the trick to work, the effect had to persist as long as you hold down the mouse bottom.
    • You could use this trick with all six effects on Main Page 11. If you do "downloads" first and "store" second, all six effects can be seen at once. This is the only Main Page (including the hidden ones) on which you can see all six effects at once.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] External Links

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