17 July 2009
I’m doing a lot of sitemapping on my current project, and the almighty powerhouse that is OmniGraffle has been struggling to keep up with my pernicketiness when it comes to deliverables.
No fear, though! With a nice diagram style, a bit of time and a complete disregard for quality coding, I came up with a solution: a sitemap with columns.
How I use it
- Open the outliner and get the site structure typed up
- Head to the
Format > Choose Diagram Style...menu and apply the diagram style
- I like to have levels 0-2 (0 is the homepage) of the sitemap arranged horizontally. The diagram style does that for me automatically, which is kind. To get levels 3 and 4 arranged in columns, I select the objects on the canvas and run the
Arrange sitemapscript from the scripts menu. Then I cross my fingers and hope for the best.
How you can use it
First up, I make pretty things for a living. I am no coder, and it’s very possible that anything I code may lead to global meltdown and the destruction of everything you hold dear. Save your work before you inflict mine on it.
That said, the files I use are here: * Diagram style – put it in ~/Library/Application Support/OmniGraffle/Diagram Styles * Arrange sitemap script – put it in ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/OmniGraffle Pro
Have at it! May your sitemaps be be-columned and plentiful!