It is possible to create shortcuts on your iPad home screen, just like you would do on the desktop of a PC. This is particularly useful for sites that you will use frequently.
To create the shortcut simply navigate to the website that you want to create a direct link to. Then click on the ‘sharing’ button at the top – this will bring up a series of options – e.g. email, text etc.. select “Add to Home Screen” and a link will be created for you!