Visualizing the structure of a website (or sitemapping) provides consistency of tasks of the team. Using sitemapping tool, everyone involved in the process will have at hand the structure of the final solution from the beginning. This allows for better control and management of the development process
Typically, for visual sitemapping, designers use specialized software, which, in addition to the toolset for building diagrams, also includes many features for remote collaboration, such as comments, notes, file storage, customizable templates, file export, etc.
A good sitemap generator has an intuitive interface and advanced features, allowing designers and web developers to create complex information systems using just one solution. Let's take a look at a comprehensive step-by-step process for creating a complex visual sitemap
To do this, you can use one of the fully customizable templates - you just need to choose one that meets the requirements of your project
Here, you will need to write what will be contained inside the card and indicate the sections
This is necessary to simplify the search procedure, which is especially useful for large projects
You can choose one of two page card view: visual covers and text blocks. The finished structure will become the starting point for calculating the budget and planning the scope of work
This way, you will identify dependencies between pages and also determine that some of them have to be used several times
Create a hi-fi prototypes directly in the page cards with customizable templates. Store all related data here as well: inspiration photos, text, commen
To do this, you can export the finished sitemap in XML or PDF format (soon)
Invite colleagues to a project to collaborate. Create UX design, plan development, write texts, comment and delegate tasks right here.
Visual sitemap generator like FlowMapp can replace several design software solutions that need to be used before the designer starts working with Figma. And yes, this is much more convenient than transferring the same project from one software to another
FlowMapp solution helps more than 300,000 web development teams and designers in their everyday work:
It helps to quickly create the website structure to approve the project budget and formulate a scope of work
It allows you have the project’s sketches at hand, which can be finalized into a full-fledged design later
It synchronizes workflows within the design team and, thereby, reduces time-to-market.
It helps you to demonstrate the project to focus groups to receive early feedback and refine the project before its launch