Sitemap: aka website hierarchy, site architecture, or site structure
When creating a new website, especially one with a lot of content, developing a sitemap is an important step. It creates an organizational structure of the site and helps to set the project up for success by identifying exactly which pages live where.
However, sitemaps, as important as they are, don’t get as much attention as they deserve, and we often find they get confused with other website elements. To shed some light on the topic, we’ve created a basic guide outlining sitemap basics and best practices to help you get a head start on your next website project.
A website is made up of a group of individual pages. A sitemap, in its simplest form, is a list of these pages. Sitemaps can be shown in a document or in an app/program and are typically found on a page of your website.