Creating A Sitemap Using Popplet

For this month’s Popplet People, we interviewed website design professional Adam Iscrupe about creating a sitemap using Popplet.

Adam lives and breathes website design through 3 complementary roles:

  • He works at Hats Off Creative where he designs custom websites and print materials as part of a team of design professionals
  • He volunteers on the Board of Directors for AIGA Charlotte, where he coordinates a monthly breakfast meetup to inspire the next generation of design creatives entering the industry, and
  • He writes and edits for the forthcoming design blog Pixels & Picas, sharing his love of typeface design and website inspiration.

Adam has been using Popplet with his design team during website creation projects with clients looking for a new approach to their brand. We asked him about why he used Popplet for creating a sitemap and what features were useful for this type of design project.

Sitemaps present all the webpages – and links between pages – of a website in the one place. “A designer is a visual person, and in order to interpret the mechanics/hierarchy of a website, a visual presentation of how the website will look helps me tremendously,” explains Adam. “What I mean by that is a sitemap helps organize mass amounts of page content for a website in a clean, simple interface for a clear understanding. Without a sitemap, confusion without a doubt will set in.”

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A sitemap example from a forthcoming project by Adam Iscrupe’s design team

Q: Why use Popplet for creating a sitemap?
Popplet is one of the most friendly user interfaces I have come across in terms of online apps for building sitemaps. The design of it may look simple, but it is beautiful how each popplet can be easily resized, moved, or linked to another. Popplets can be color coordinated to correspond with other popplets if the user wishes (perfect for distinguishing navigation, an optional secondary navigation, and internal pages or external links), and my favorite aspect of the design is that each popplet snaps to a grid when moving them around. For me, it is also a huge plus that Popplet has developed an iPad app since the website is flash. This is another feature I don’t see a lot in other sitemap apps.

Q: How does the rest of your team find using Popplet for web design projects?
Our team uses Popplet as an internal tool in order to collaborate on developing a website. One of our team members is always travelling so he has the Popplet iPad app, which is a great tool for him to continue to update a sitemap remotely in real time. Since we are typically working on one sitemap as a team, Popplet has developed a great feature that labels each popplet that a team member has created, which makes it very easy to distinguish who has created what and has the ablility to leave comments for one another.

Thanks to Adam for sharing his insights into using Popplet for creating a sitemap. You can keep up with Adam’s work at his website, follow him on twitter, or keep your eye out for Pixels & Picas when his team launches the site in September with more design related articles.

Have you used Popplet for creating a sitemap for your web design projects? Share your sitemaps and website examples with us on our Facebook page or tweet us your links!.

It’s Here: The New and Improved Popplet iPad App!

For all of our eager iPad users, the wait is finally over! Popplet for the iPad has a new version with more features, bug fixes and faster online access.

You can now download Popplet Lite or our full iPad app from the Apple App Store. Please share what your reactions with us by adding a quick app review.

New versions of Popplet and Popplet Lite for iPad available from the Apple App Store. Try it out and let us know if you think it is one of the best iPad apps around!

The latest iPad version of Popplet includes the following features:

  • Easier copying, pasting and editing functions for your popplets
  • Multi-popple selection
  • Instantly take and add photos to a popplet board
  • Image and photo rotation
  • Smoother drawing functions.
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The extended gear menu in the latest version of Popplet gives you more flexibility and greater access to features

Help us make a splash as one of the best iPad apps around by sharing your honest review of our update. You can rate our app and add some comments to the App Store page after you have had a chance to play with the new features.

This update also fixes some minor bugs with our previous version and gives you more stability when you access your online popplets.

Current iPad Popplet users know that this release has been a while coming. We wanted to focus first on improving our data storage and server systems so you can rely on Popplet whenever you need to share ideas or compile your notes for more creative visual thinking. We hope you will appreciate the faster and more reliable access to your online popplets with this latest iPad version.

While several users have asked for ways to copy offline popples to their online board, the new version hasn’t been able to incorporate that feature. We will continue to work towards adding this functionality in a future release. For this version, we have made it much easier to copy and paste your popplet work from offline to online. You can now select multiple popples at once and then copy them to a new popplet board.

Popplet is one of the best ipad apps available for visual thinking

The new iPad version of Popplet makes it easy to select multiple popples for faster copying, pasting and grouping

As with the previous release, Popplet Lite lets you create one popplet board while the full version gives you an unlimited supply of online and offline popplets.

We are committed to making Popplet one of the best iPad apps available on the iTunes App Store. Download Popplet Lite or buy the Popplet iPad app directly from your iPad. Everyone at team Popplet is eagerly waiting to hear what you think, so please share a product review with us!