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Example 3D-SiteMaps     "One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words."     Mouse Control Instructions

Introduction
eValid's patented 3D-SiteMap charts make it easy to understand how a WebSite is organized, and how all the pages relate to each other.

Working Examples
Here are examples showing pre-built 3D-SiteMaps.

Note: Normally the eValid 3D-SiteMap data is generated locally during an eValid Site Analysis run. For the purposes of these examples the needed data has been pre-created. Because these files are lengthy the total download size of this page is around 600 KBytes. It may take some time to download these lengthy example data files. Please wait until the page is completely downloaded before clicking to enable the 3D-SiteMap applet.

Detailed Mouse Control Instructions    Compact Mouse Motion Summary Popup

Sample ScreenShot
(Click To
Enlarge Image)
3D-SiteMap
(Click To
Launch Applet)
Facts About This Example
Small 40 URLs with 78 links for this display.
Medium 158 URLs with 198 links for this display.
Large 288 URLs with 294 links for this display.
Complex 505 URLs with 504 links for this display.

Mouse Control Instructions

About 3D-SiteMap Charts
eValid 3D-SiteMaps are generated by eValid after each Site Analysis run. Each chart is a complete presentation of the site dependence information that is also given in tabular form in the Site Analysis Reports. The 3D-SiteMap display is completely dynamic, in full 3D, and adjustable under user control.

Making Display Adjustments
The 3D-SiteMap image shows only URLs and their interconnecting links if they were visited during the Site Analysis run. To reduce the complexity of the 3D-SiteMap image for very large or very complex WebSites you can add suffixes the the "Exclude URLs File". For example, you might wish to prevent mapping references to *.GIF or *.JPG files.

Mouse Control of 3D-Image
Control of display orientation and size in the eValid 3D-SiteMap is with the mouse:

Mouse Control Instructions of 3D-SiteMap Display
Mouse ActionEffect on 3D-SiteMap
Mouse Pointer
Hover On URL
Reveal the URL, the number of parents and the number of children, plus show all immediate parents and children (one link away) that exist on the current display. (A detailed description is given below). After mouse-over on one URL the colors remain static until you mouse-over another URL. Click on any void area on the display to restore the image to the original.
Left Button
Click On Void Area
Restore the Full Set of Links.
(Cancels parent/child highlighting).
Left Button
Horizontal
Motion
Rotate the 3D-SiteMap display around vertical axis.
Left Button
Vertical Motion
Rotate the 3D-SiteMap display around horizontal axis.
Right Button
Vertical Motion
Scale the 3D-SiteMap display Up and Scale Down
(Zoom In and Zoom Out).
Right Button
Horizontal Motion
Adjust URL Box Size
(Smaller to Left, Larger to Right).
Left + Right
Combined
Reposition the current 3D-SiteMap Display.
(Tracks mouse movement.)
Left Button
Click On URL
Redraw the 3D-SiteMap with this URL as the base URL
Right Button
Click On URL
Invoke View Options:
  • View the this item as the base URL in a NEW 3D-SiteMap Display. (Note: Your existing 3D-SiteMap will be preserved.)
  • View the URL in a browser window.
  • Right Button
    Click On Void Area
    Invoke Display Options.
  • Click Include TAGs to choose for display only a selected [sub-]set of HTML TAGS.
  • Click Include Extensions to choose for display only a selected [sub-]set of Filename Extensions.
  • Click Apply Changes to apply changes selected.
  • Click Select URL Height to reflect either URL size or measured URL download time.
  • Click Select Sticky Notes to choose node annotation (Base Page or URLs).
  • Click Documentation to view the online documentation.
  • Click Reset to restore the 3D-SiteMap display to the original settings.
  • 3D-SiteMap URL Colors and Link Sense Indication
    The eValid 3D-SiteMap is color coded and annotated as follows:

  • Base URL -- the one from which the current 3D-SiteMap is drawn -- is GREEN.
  • Children of the base URL are BLUE. The shade is lighter the further away from (below) the base URL.
  • Parents of the base URL are RED. The shade is lighter the further away from (above) the base URL.
  • Unavailable links (with a return code of 400 or greater) are YELLOW .

    Dependency Relationships
    When using the Mouse Pointer, Hover On URL feature the dependency relationships for the temporary base URL (the one you are hovering over) are color coded as follows:

  • The mouse-overed item becomes GREEN (this is the temporary base URL of the display).
  • The temporary base's parent URLs are shown in RED.
  • The temporary base's children URLs are shown in BLUE.
  • Any of the temporary base's parents that happen also to be its children are shown in MAGENTA.
  • Unavailable links (with a return code of 400 or greater) are shown in YELLOW .

    Availability
    Valid 3D-SiteMaps are available in eValid Ver. 3.2 and later. If you want to request an eValid Evalation License, please contact eValid using the Download Request Form.

    Problems, Limitations
    View 3D-SiteMaps from the eValid browser or from IE 5.5 or later. The 3D-SiteMaps may not work correctly in Netscape browsers.

    Suggestions
    Do you like the eValid 3D-SiteMaps? Can you think of a different annotations or additional display features you would like to see added? Send your suggestions to eValid, please use the Information Request Form.