Submitted by Birdeye on Sun, 02/21/2016 - 3:26pm

Without a doubt, navigation is one of the most important parts of your website. These days, audiences don’t merely hope that your website will have clean menus and simple navigation—they require it. That’s why we build a sitemap before actual Web development begins—to ensure that website visitors will have no trouble finding the information they need on your site.

At Birdeye, we help our clients create a sitemap at the start of every website design project. This sitemap helps establish the client’s navigational needs by listing out the required pages for the site, as well as how users will be able to access each of these pages.

By establishing a clear map of menu items and important pages in advance, it becomes significantly easier to ensure that the finished project fully meets our clients’ needs. While clients can still add or edit pages on their site later, a solid navigational framework (as established with a sitemap) ensures that the site content will always be easy to navigate.

Trust us—planning and developing sitemaps may not be the flashiest part of building your website, but your visitors will thank you when the end result is a user-friendly, state-of-the-art digital experience.