Create a Visual Sitemap to Plan Site Structure
From Casey Darr on April 11th, 2018
> Visual Sitemap Tool: gloomaps.com
Why Use a Visual Sitemap to Plan Website Structure
Quick to create
Shows relationship of pages within main navigation
Makes brainstorming easier
How To Create a Visual Sitemap
Go to URL GlooMaps.com
Click the Save button in the top right.
Save or bookmark the URL after hitting save. This is where your sitemap will live. You can come back to view and make edits later on.
You can also export your sitemap as a PDF, PNG, or XML file by clicking the icon to the left of the twitter icon on the top menu bar.
Create main categories and sub pages based on the questions answered in Step 1.
Help Prioritize Pages by Asking Yourself These Questions
In one sentence, describe the main purpose of your website.
What information on your site are users most interested in?
What will an average user likely try to accomplish by using your site?
What would you like your users to do on your site?
Goal: Create easy-to-use website organized in a way that makes sense for most users
Obstacles to a simple website
Too many pages
Poor page layouts
Site creators don’t think of their users