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    Sitemap

    Just wondering what are the factors considered for a sitemap. Any ideas?

    To make this post longer...I got a couple of options... i think.

    1. Making an alphabetically sorted list.
    2. Making categorised list [but i think that requires the user to have some knowledge of the site content...so not really good]

    ALso, which is better...to link the words in the sitemap to a page or link it to an anchor in the respective page?

    Of course, I'm talking regular html. Anyone would like to shed some light on whether this is better done in PHP [i think php has a highlight function..not sure].

    Any input will be appreciated. Links are more than welcomed.

    Thank you.
    asT.

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    I just helped a client with some content, and one page that I did was the sitemap. You can check it out here: www.help4newbies.com/AA/sitemap.php

    I simply nested unordered lists inside of an unordered list and used CSS to make it look nice.

    Here's the part from the stylesheet:
    Code:
    li.sitemap {
    font-size: 13px;
    font-weight: bold;
    }
    
    li.sitemap2 {
    font-size: 11px;
    list-style-type : disc;
    }
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    nice swimm5001, that is exactly how i did my last sitemap.....

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    swimm's looks dandy to me. As you can see it is done by categories. Categories are probably better than an A-Z as they actually tell the user something about the site's structure and content - especially if they're well laid out.
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    I did the sixt Ireland one a while ago - over two years ago now i think.... And for that i used Flash and a type of diagram.

    Now i think i'd try and think up something groovy and imaginative ... fail miserably and just have a font-size 30px banner saying " Find your own way around ya lazy goits! "



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    I think how you organize your Site Map largely depends on the nature and type of the site. For example, SitePoint did a broad but effective job here: http://www.sitepoint.com/sitemap.php. On my site, I have it broken down into categores (Columns, Sports, Features, Other, and Community): http://sports-central.org/other/sitemap.shtml


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