Site Maps

Site Maps Provides a visual representation of each page of the web site and the logical flow of navigation between them. It also denotes functional features, and levels of navigation including primary, secondary, tertiary, utility, and footer.
Answers the following questions:

  • What is the exact structure of the site?
  • Where will the pages live?
  • How will the user be able to move through content sections and find the relevant and important information?
 
Provides the following benefits:

  • Provides a current document on the site’s architecture throughout the design and development process
  • Allows the client to see the site and it’s structure at a glance prior to the design-phase
Sitemaps are representations of the architecture of a web site or web-based application. As a planning tool, a sitemap helps developers and clients understand the nature and extent of a product’s logical architecture by displaying all the pages or screens in the product and their relationship to each other.

The sitemaps presented here were designed in an isometric format for several reasons. Since isometrics make good use of available space, large architectures can be more easily presented than if the map was depicted solely in landscape or portrait mode.

Also, since people live in the physical world, seeing a complex architecture in a 3D-like presentation helps them better envision the scope of a site or application. Because this format is familiar to them, less time is spent orienting someone in how to understand the relationships the map reveals. Plus, it looks cool.