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Sitemap howto

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Hey all,



Looking for a good tut/tool to build a sitemap for my site.

Never did one before, no idea where to start, and where to put it once completed.


Thanks,

Heeter
 

AllWeatherGal

Not Just for Fair Weather
Political User
#2
Hey all,

Looking for a good tut/tool to build a sitemap for my site.

Never did one before, no idea where to start, and where to put it once completed.

Thanks,

Heeter
Many designers use a tool like Visio to storyboard their site flow and navigation. The map develops from logical content flows, IMO.

I know that project managers often use PowerPoint to structure information, but I think that results in a less strong user experience.

Visio is pricey, but I'm sure there are less expensive products. Still, there's no substitute for user/reader advocacy guiding all your decisions.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#3
The only way I have ever used a sitemap is if I was using a CMS. Which they do it automatically I think. Besides that I have never used or made one before but I have also heard that many designers do use Visio.
 

AllWeatherGal

Not Just for Fair Weather
Political User
#5
Interesting SpeedyB! Your answer reminds me that the perspective will inform a good decision:

1. whether the map is for
-- Real People to read and understand
-- automagic tools like search engines

2. whether the map
-- retroactively records what is
-- proactively helps determine navigation/flow
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#7
Ha, Great, Thanks Speedy.

Created one in a couple of secs using my Openoffice writer and saving it as .xml

I was wondering that there should have been a better way than to buy Visio for created a 1Kb sized document.



Thanks again,

Heeter
 

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