Visual Sitemaps - PowerMapper

Visual sitemaps are used by web development teams to document website structure. They are often produced during content audits and website redesigns, but are hard to produce, especially for sites with more than a few hundred pages.

PowerMapper is a graphical sitemap generator which excels at reverse-engineering sitemaps from existing websites. It scans all a site's pages, capturing thumbnails and meta data for each page, then draws these on a map.

Skyscrapers

This sitemap displays blocks for each page on the site, with the taller blocks representing pages closest to the home page. It's useful for detecting site structures where most of the content clusters in one or two sections of the site.

Visual Sitemap - Skyscraper Map Style

Electrum

This thumbnail sitemap shows miniature snapshots (thumbnails) of each web page organized hierarchically. The map can be re-centered on a new page by drilling down using the [+] symbols.

Visual Sitemap - Electrum Map Style

Electrum 2.0

A variation of the Electrum style showing all pages in a single view.

Visual Sitemap - Electrum 2.0 Map Style

Isometric

This graphical sitemap arranges page thumbnails in an isometric (pseudo-3D) view. Unlike a true 3D view, pages further back stay the same size making them easier to see. The map can be re-centered on a new page by drilling down using the [+] symbols.

Visual Sitemap - Isometric Map Style

Page Cloud

This sitemap displays website structure by arranging pages in clusters centered around the parent page. The map can be re-centered on a new page by drilling down using the [+] symbols.

Visual Sitemap - Page Cloud Map Style

Thumb Tree

This map displays thumbnails of each web page of all levels of the site arranged like an organizational chart.

Visual Sitemap - Thumbtree Map Style

3D Buttons

This sitemap displays a graphical button for each page on the site. You can customize the map with your own icons.

Visual Sitemap - 3D Buttons Map Style

More Information

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