Join Jason Osder for an in-depth discussion in this video Using visual design for excess content, part of OmniGraffle 5: Creating Web Sitemaps and Wireframes.
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It's a goal of sitemaps to diagram all of the content on a site in a single page,…but what about when the content starts to grow, and you don't have enough room…to have a shape for every single page of content.…This is a very typical challenge in site mapping, and in this movie,…we're going to look at a couple of ways of dealing with that challenge.…We're starting with the sitemap that's in progress, but it's not completely done.…The section on small flower arrangements has six product pages that are…building, but you can see that we're headed for a problem here.…
First, what if there's more than six arrangements?…But even if there's only six, we already can't comfortably fit six smalls, six…mediums and six larges.…And of course, we're not going to limit how many flower arrangements we sell…based on how big a piece of paper our sitemap is on.…It's okay, because site mapping is a creative exercise, and we're going to look…at, visually, how we can indicate more items and save space.…The OmniGraffle techniques are not difficult, but it speaks to the creativity of sitemapping.…
- Developing for interactive media
- Using shapes and lines for information architecture
- Working with text
- Using and customizing stencils
- Aligning, grouping, and locking objects
- Using automatic layouts for sitemaps
- Positioning content elements
- Iterating wireframes based on feedback
- Wireframing for mobile devices
Skill Level Beginner
1. Using OmniGraffle for Wireframes and Sitemaps
2. Common Techniques for Wireframes and Sitemaps
3. Building a Sitemap
4. Building a Homepage Wireframe
5. Completing the Wireframing Process
6. Advanced Techniques
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