Setting the Layout and Theme
To begin, let's set the basic layout and theme for the website. Start by going to the Home tab on the ribbon, click Layout in the Slides panel, and select Title and Content as shown below:
Now let's insert the text of our home page and set the header and title. The title, of course, should be the name of the website, so set it as appropriate based on the example below. Next, type Home to signal that this is the home page. This is strictly important: if a home page header is not used, PowerPoint will export the webpage with the link for this page as the beginning few words of the first line of text; therefore, the title must be the name of the site and the first line of the content section as the page header. Under the header is where the body text of the page should go, so follow accordingly. In addition, since PowerPoint defaults to a list format for the content section (which doesn't make sense in this scenario) go ahead and select all of the text. Click the Bullets button in the Formatting panel. This places it in the off position, thus getting rid of the list formatting.
The results to this point should look like this:
Now all we have to do to wrap up this step is to choose the page theme desired for the website. For this example we are using the Verve theme, so click the Design tab on the ribbon, click the arrow to the immediate left of the Fonts menu and select the Verve theme (it should look like multiple shades of gray criss-crossed by two lines in the lower right corner, with one of the lines coming from the upper left. You should now have the following result: