Sitemap: working backwards
What & why
When learning to make sitemaps, it can be helpful to work backwards: starting with a complete site.
Using a complete site as a starting point will help us understand how websites are structured & what to show in sitemaps.
With some practice, we can pre-plan sitemaps for websites that don’t yet exist.
- Form into pairs
- Get out a pencil & some paper (or do it digitally)
- Navigate to StarWars.com
- Click through the pages and get an understanding of how things are connected
- Draw a sitemap that shows how the website is connected
There are lots of pages on this website—you can’t express them all in your sitemap. Try to group & categorize the pages & navigation.