Like anything else you build, before you can start to create your shiny new website, you will need a plan. A website structure plan (called site-mapping) shows the primary or ‘top-tier primary navigation that is typically found at the top of a website in horizontal menu design.
Then under those menu items, add the submenu pages. For most websites under 50 pages, the second level of a structure should be enough. For larger sites, the third level is typically needed to maintain a solid hierarchy.
Make it easy to navigate for the end user by categorising the sub-navigation pages under the related main menu items
Privacy policies, disclaimers and legal information — are all critical pages all need a home in your website. Don’t add these to the site navigation, add them to your footer menu!
Take the time to sketch out your site structure and take this plan along when you go to the web designer. They will have a basic idea of how the site structure should layout, but this site build plan will make the layout much more straightforward for them and streamline the process.
Add the pages that you want on your site into the scope document that I will talk about in more detail later in the course.
Use the pdf template file download below this video to help plan out your site structure.