Chapter 5. Site Maps


A visual representation of the relationships between different pages on a web site. Also known as a structural model, taxonomy, hierarchy, navigation model, or site structure.

Site Maps At-A-Glance

Site maps represent the hierarchy of information on a web site. The nature of that hierarchy varies depending on the project. Also, site maps increasingly represent page types or templates in addition to (or instead of) specific pages.

Purpose—What are site maps for?

A site map shows how all the information on a web site fits together. It provides the project team with one view of how the site will be constructed. It helps: ...

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