Example 3D-SiteMaps "One Picture is Worth A Thousand Words." Mouse Control Instructions
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.
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 |
|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.|
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 Action||Effect on 3D-SiteMap|
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.|
Click On Void Area
|Restore the Full Set of Links.|
(Cancels parent/child highlighting).
|Rotate the 3D-SiteMap display around vertical axis.|
|Rotate the 3D-SiteMap display around horizontal axis.|
|Scale the 3D-SiteMap display Up and Scale Down
(Zoom In and Zoom Out).
|Adjust URL Box Size |
(Smaller to Left, Larger to Right).
|Left + Right|
|Reposition the current 3D-SiteMap Display.|
(Tracks mouse movement.)
Click On URL
|Redraw the 3D-SiteMap with this URL as the base URL|
Click On URL
|Invoke View Options:
Click On Void Area
|Invoke Display Options.
3D-SiteMap URL Colors and Link Sense Indication
The eValid 3D-SiteMap is color coded and annotated as follows:
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:
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.
View 3D-SiteMaps from the eValid browser or from IE 5.5 or later. The 3D-SiteMaps may not work correctly in Netscape browsers.
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.