SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: blueprints
Re: SIGIA-L: blueprints
From: Anders Ramsay (anders_at_mediafarm.com)
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 12:28:33 EDT
> Given the complexity of todays sites, how many of you have found that
> traditional blueprints/sitemaps (done in MSVisio for example) fail to
> represent a site's structure with all the cross linking; and how it is
> virtually imposible to illustrate the functionality that triggers subsequent
> pages. To me it makes it more confusing rather than help visualize.
> now, I know for some sites it is still the perfect way to map a site. but
> heavily transactional sites are much more complex and have an inherently
> loose structure to them.
I completely agree and am also looking for solutions to this. This is in
fact one of my primary areas of focus in developing my IA skills.
> what tools do you use when creating a site's architecture, navigation and
I do not have any specific tools other an VISIO, rather *techniques* I am
exploring, such as building conceptual or object-based models using UML in
combination with a database schematic (all complex sites I have worked on
are database-driven.) Other related techniques include use cases and
statecharts, which I am exploring.
I am also looking for a good book or tool that truly tackles the
complexities of generating blueprints for advanced web sites.
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