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Chapter 15. Planning and Mapping Web Sit... > Understanding the Web Site Map Templ...

Understanding the Web Site Map Template

When you start a drawing based on the Web Site Map template, Visio adds shapes and tools for automatically creating a diagram of a Web site. The template adds the Generate Site Map command, which runs a crawler (sometimes called a spider or bot)—that is, a type of program that retrieves a Web document and follows all the links in it. Visio’s site map crawler looks specifically for HTML pages on the Internet, an intranet, or in local folders such as a test or staging site. Through this process, Visio discovers all the pages, documents, graphic and media files, program files, and other information on a Web site and then creates a hierarchical model of what it found.

Visio not only generates a site map, it also creates a model of your site. Like other model-based templates in Visio Professional, this one offers alternative views of your information and changes the way you work with shapes. In other words, the shapes on the page aren’t the most important part of what’s stored in the drawing file. The diagram on the page shows one view of the model, which might or might not include every link and piece of content. The List and Filter windows show the complete model with everything that Visio discovered when it crawled through your site, as Figure 15-1 shows.


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