A sitemap is a tool used to plan your website, and determine the hierarchy of your content (what's most important), as well as the level of detail you want to present. Depending on the needs of your organisation, its range of services, and number of people involved, your site will have a different looking sitemap. Here are some real life examples from sites that Creed has built for it's clients.
24 Pages – Supersize Site
The Bridge Financial website is interesting in that we chose to start with a Cover Page (or Landing Page) to drive enagagment for people to watch the video or make a booking. The Home page actually sits down one level from this. Have a look at the sitemap, then explore the actual site to help you determine what is best for your needs.
15 Pages – Standard Site
The sitemap for Develop HQ is one that is fairly common and well-spread. There are a number of additional pages due to the events that Develop HQ run, as well as registration forms for each. The data from these is collected either via email or via Google Docs.
One-page Scrolling Site with 5 sub-pages
The ThinkAxia site is a great example of a one-page scrolling site. The menu transitions to each new section of the homepage that you reach. Also called an Index Page, this means the page tells a nice story. Additional product sub-pages were later added as a sub-navigation at the bottom of the site.