A sitemap shows a visual representation of the site’s structure, organization, flow and grouping of content and information; it can:
It can also represent the entire project from a broad vantage point to many of the most minute details. It is a chance to view the site structure and organization as a whole. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool that lists the pages on a web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.
Two types of naming conventions:
- organizational/numeric naming – applying a numeric or alphanumeric standard to pages and sections of the sitemap : i.e. 0.0, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc
- HTML naming – name of the pages in stand abbreviated form : i.e. index.html, about.html, etc so long as naming/abbreviations are consistent forming a standard