Windows 8 users can add their favourite website to the start screen using the option available as part of Internet Explorer or by creating desktop shortcut. For example if you do lot of shopping using Amazon and want to add this site URL as part of your Start screen then you can follow the below mentioned steps.
Using Internet Explorer Option
Step 1: Launch Internet Explorer and type the website URL in the address bar.
Step 2: Click the Setting Option and select Add site to Start Screen from the menu list.
Step 3: Click the Add button in the Add site to Start Screen window.
This should add a shortcut to your favourite website to Windows 8 Start screen as shown below.
Creating Desktop Shortcut
Step 1: Navigate to Windows 8 Desktop, right click and select New –> Shortcut from the menu list.
Step 2: In Create Shortcut window, browse and locate the Internet Explorer executable file (iexplore.exe). If you want open the website in other browser then type the location of the corresponding browser executable.
Step 3: Click Next button and provide name for your shortcut then click the Finish button.
Step 4: Now right click on the Shortcut and select Properties from the menu list.
Step 5: In the Properties Window, click the Shortcut tab and append URL “www.amazon.com” to the Target field as shown below. Click Ok button to save the changes.
If you want to change the icon for the shortcut then click the Change Icon and choose the desired icon file.
Step 6: Again right click on the Shortcut and select Pin to Start from the menu list. This should add the Shortcut to Windows 8 Start screen.