When writing a novel, essay, or article we’re taught to outline first before making the content. This allows us to see how well things flow and move paragraphs around before actually starting the process, which saves time in the long run. Building a website is no different. To make sure your website is user-friendly and flows the way you want it to, it needs to be outlined first using a sitemap. But which app or website should you use?
Octopus.do is a user-friendly site with multiple features that help you not to miss a beat when it comes to mapping out your website. You can add or subtract pages, pick wireframes to see content laid out, and organize everything by color. And of course, it comes in app form for your on-the-go site mapping needs. After all, we’ve not chained to a physical computer in the corner of the room anymore.
A great feature that ensures traffic to your website is Octopus.do’s SEO tags. This means you’re sure to put in the right words to get your customers pouring in. And of course, it has the all-important autosave. No more losing a project because you turned off your computer. Just make an account and it saves itself.
One template I think is really useful in this day and age is a payment card application. It has the right flow for logging in, checking your balance, and upgrading products. This definitely a feature you’d find on quite a few websites so to see a premade template for it is nice. But this is just one of the many premade sitemaps available they have ones for corporate sites, design agencies, and e-commerce, talk about a time saver.
With plans that allow for teams and agencies of five to ten or more employees, you can ensure the thoughts that matter are getting included. It’s as easy as sharing a Google doc. Your clients can give you real-time input and your team members can work on their part without you. If only sites like this had been available back in high school.
I would say there are two downsides to this site. The first is that the about button, which allows you to pull up the features, plans, resources, and more is at the bottom when buttons like these are usually at the top. This means scrolling all the way up before remembering the button is in the bottom right-hand corner. Secondly, there is no phone or live chat option for support.
Emails might be fast but we all know how slow it can be compared to simply talking to someone about your very specific question that the FAQ definitely doesn’t have a section for. Otherwise, this is an overall fantastic site to use.