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Sitemap can be used to browse and navigate to specific content by directly accessing them via the lists. One of the oldest hypertext usability principles is to offer a visual representation of the information space in order to help users understand where they can go. Site maps can provide such a visualization, offering a useful supplement to the primary navigation features on a website or intranet.

A site map's main benefit is to give users an overview of the site's areas in a single glance . It does this by dedicating an entire page to a visualization of the information architecture (IA). We define a site map as a special page intended to act as a website guide . The site maps we studied took a variety of forms, including alphabetical site indexes, dynamic diagrams, and two-dimensional lists. The term "site map" here thus encompasses a wide array of features, appearances, and names, including "guide," "overview," "index," and "directory."
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