With Slickplan page types, we’ve added the ability to show purpose icons, specific colors, and descriptions for each page in your site map. This feature is a great way for site map designers to help their customers understand the structure and purpose of the pages in their site.
- To add a page type, hover your mouse over a cell.
- Click on the arrow that appears to the right and on the drop down list.
- Select Page Type. From there you can choose between nine different options:
- Form (Input/output interaction with a system. This could be a basic data entry form or something more AJAX-y.)
- Listing (A view that presents many links to content, such as tag view, an archive, or search results. It's similar to a Portal, but this is usually more of a utility view.)
- Portal (A view designed as an doormat for a collection of content. These are usually category pages that usher people deeper into a section. Compared to a Listing, this view is often more curated.)
- Consumption (A view designed for extended reading, such as an article. Often this is presented as a stack to suggest lots of content that shares an identical form.)
- Consumption Stack (A view designed for extended reading, such as an article. Often this is presented as a stack to suggest lots of content that shares an identical form.)
- Gallery (Essentially the same as a listing, but represented as a grid.)
- Dialog (A modal view. I use this when it's essential to describe an interaction that occurs within a certain page state.)
- Process (A process that a user can't see, but whose operation is critical to the experience. A process that blocks for a long time before returning data is a good example.)
- Interactive (A game-like or novel interactive experience. Usually the quality and nature of interaction is meaningfully different from a Form archetype.)
- File (A physically downloadable file, like a PDF or an executable program.)
- Fragment (Bits of consumable information on a page. I use this only when it's essential to document in-page content like lightboxes or tabs.)
- External (An object outside of the scope of the design, but whose presence needs to be accounted for. A direct mail campaign that drives users to the site would be a good example.)
- Add Custom Page Type
- To see the brief description of a page type, simply hover your mouse over it.
Example: How to add an interactive page type?
- From the list of page types, click Interactive.
- Small icon will be displayed on the left of the cell indicating this is an Interactive page type.
- Click the icon and select Save to save your page type.
To delete your Interactive page type:
- Click the Interactive icon on the sitemap cell.
- Click Delete.