How to design a sitemap: 15 pro tips

Visual sitemapping helps teams throughout the entire website development life cycle. Let's find out in more detail at what stages this is especially useful. Meanwhile, if you wanna now what visual sitemapping actually is, and why it is a great method for web developers, just start with this article

FlowMapp Visual sitemap design tool interface. Website structure

Sitemap design in UX and web development

So, when can you find visual sitemapping useful?

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    At the planning stage

    During the website structure planning stage, visual sitemapping allows web developers to get a full picture of the website (identify the relationships between pages and the structure of the pages themselves, as well as define their key elements), which can become a starting point for assessing the scope of work and choosing the right technology stack for the project’s implementation

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    At the design stage

    At this stage, visual sitemapping allows web and UX designers to approve the structure of the future website with the rest of the team to speed up development and make it possible for several groups of specialists (for example, designers and developers) to work on the project simultaneously

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    At the development stage

    Developers can use visual sitemaps along with a documented website structure. This helps them make it easier to understand what they have to do and how they need to organize dependencies between the individual components of the website

Key steps to create a sitemap

Make sitemap design easier with FlowMapp tool

Among all the popular solutions for visual sitemapping, Sitemap by FlowMapp deserves special attention. Here are its main features:

Sitemap design tool for comprehensive web planning

Read why 300,000 users use FlowMapp in their day-to-day work

Based on review by:

Amy Woolsey
Amy Woolsey

Design & Test

I was impressed with how quickly I’d generate an online sitemap and user flow in one connected place. The team's progress is illustrated by status tags on each area of the site's architecture, making it a visually pleasing and fast way to see progress. Also, it is a free sitemap builder.

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Based on review by:

Jorge A. Machado Colon
Jorge A. Machado Colon

Experience Strategy & Innovation

Best UX/UI for best UX/UI designers 🔥FlowMapp website mapping tool is so simple to use. Easy export sitemap to PDF or XML. Their own UI/UX is a best practice case. The sitemap tool is just amazing. Quick and easy to set up while visually powerful.

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Based on review by:

Rafal Jara
Rafal Jara

Graphic designer

Speed it 🚀 up.

FlowMapp sitemap design tool helps me organize the website planning process. It speeds up workflow. The website structure map then stays as a complete roadmap for my team.

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