If you are going to design a considerably large website, portal or application (large does not mean 18 pages ), you need clear visibility of what is going to be developed and how it is going to be fit in the big picture. You cannot just start designing the wireframe without knowing the actual depth and breadth of the system.
CSSsitemap System (well, not actually a real sitemap system) allows you to design sitemap-like visual structure of the system. It helps you understand the workflow and division of resources all across the system. Based on pure CSS, CSSsitemap System is fast, efficient and clutter-free.
The system is intended for documenting pages in a website in a visual and functional way. It’s very straight forward: pages are presented in a branched format using unordered lists. URL information can be added to any item in the tree for quickly navigating complex sites.
WriteMaps is a free online sitemap generator that provides a visual playground to create, edit and share sitemaps online.
This online sitemap generator does not require any software, application or plugin to download or install.
You can create different sections and multiple pages inside sections. WriteMaps allows you to drag and drop your pages in other sections of your sitemap. It keeps track of all of your actions so you can always undo or redo.
Simply put, usability is making your website easy for your visitors to find the information they need when they need it.
A common misconception about usability amongst web companies is that usability is expensive. Yes, there are multi-national companies that spend thousands of dollars on usability tests and research, but for an everyday company usability is achievable without the knowledge of usability experts or without expensive equipment for testing.
Web designers have an even easier job to do, just by reading usability articles they can accumulate a fairly good knowledge about usability basics and how to implement them on a website.
1. Include a Tagline
A tagline is a statement or a motto that represents a company’s, or in our case a website’s, philosophy and mission. It should be the most obvious element on a website’s front page and it should clearly describe the website in one phrase.