Generate a "site map" from hierarchical list of pages
Posted on 2012-03-16
I use a hierarchical numbering system to identify pages when I inventory a web site. This system is based on where the pages are linked (starting from the home page). I store my page lists in Excel or Access.
The page ID system works like this: The page linked to the first link on the home page is identified as page 1 and the page linked to the second link on the home page is page 2. The page linked to first link on page 1 is identified as 1.1. The page linked to first link on page 2 is identified as 2.1. and so on. (Since I like to sort these IDs, I use two digits before every period, e.g., 01.01 or 02.01, or else 1.10 would fall before than 1.2)
Could I use this numbering system to create something like a site map? Perhaps by using the number of periods to insert an appropriate number of tabs before the name of each page on a print out of the site's pages. That might not print well for a really deep site, though.
I've used Mind Manager to make mind maps shaped like org charts. Any ideas for exporting this to Mind Manager perhaps to make a mind map or any other org chart kind of tool?