What is a page type & how can I use it?

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.

  1. To add a page type, hover your mouse over a cell.
  2. Click on the arrow that appears to the right and on the drop down list.



  3. Select Page Type. From there you can choose between nine different options:
    1. Form (Input/output interaction with a system. This could be a basic data entry form or something more AJAX-y.)
    2. 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.)
    3. 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.)
    4. 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.)
    5. 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.)
    6. Gallery (Essentially the same as a listing, but represented as a grid.)
    7. Dialog (A modal view. I use this when it's essential to describe an interaction that occurs within a certain page state.)
    8. 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.)
    9. Interactive (A game-like or novel interactive experience. Usually the quality and nature of interaction is meaningfully different from a Form archetype.)
    10. File (A physically downloadable file, like a PDF or an executable program.)
    11. 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.)
    12. 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.)
    13. Add Custom Page Type



  4. To see the brief description of a page type, simply hover your mouse over it.

 

Example: How to add an interactive page type?

  1. From the list of page types, click Interactive.



  2. Small icon will be displayed on the left of the cell indicating this is an Interactive page type.



  3. Click the icon and select Save to save your page type.

 

To delete your Interactive page type:

  1. Click the Interactive icon on the sitemap cell.
  2. Click Delete.
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