Landing pages differ from standard pages in one way, they take the page title
<h1> out of the content area and place it above the page in the grey bar that spans the width of the page just below the main navigation. This title then replaces the standard page breadcrumb navigation.
If you choose to use landing pages (they are completely optional), they should be used consistently for all your main section pages. Since they remove the breadcrumb navigation, they should not be used at or below the secondary level of a site navigation. For example, you might want to use a landing page for the ‘Undergraduate’ section of a site to display the different major concentrations and don’t want the page title interfering with that display. However, all pages listed under ‘Undergraduate’ would use the standard left sidebar template.