SIGIA-L Mail Archives: SIGIA-L: Site diagrams and page templates
SIGIA-L: Site diagrams and page templates
From: Karyn Young (shredbetty_at_ibm.net)
Date: Wed Apr 19 2000 - 21:34:47 EDT
I attended the conference in Boston and found it energizing. I've been
working with the Web since '95 and have read as much as possible about user
experience, usability, task-based design, etc. I'm a practicing IA working
with a large, complex site (www.ibm.com/software). I'm ecstatic about having
a community and a list to share ideas.
I'd like to develop a high-level site map and page templates.
If anybody would be willing to share some Verio documents that provide some
site diagrams, I'd really appreciate it. I just got Verio and want to see a
few site structures drawn out. Obviously, don't send me something that would
include sensitive information.
I haven't seen much talk about page templates. As I look at the structure of
the site I work with, our page names/labels are fairly standard. This is
because a good portion of the navigation is driven from a database. But what
is on the pages can be somewhat random. My role as Information Architect
includes an aspect of Information Design. I'd like to move towards pages
that have well designed information and document this in an information
architecture. If anybody has done any of this work, I'd love to hear about
it. I've seen some excellent page template work that mapped out a small
site--each page had objectives for both the content owner and the user. Each
page also had a list of elements, components and visual treatment.
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