SiteViz Website visualiser for Mac
Analyse your website's structure - visually
The human eye is great at spotting patterns. And anomalies in patterns. Especially when information is provided visually. Try to find problems like those below in tabular data.
Why does one page here have so many more links from it than adjacent one?
Why are so many pages here only linked from a single page?
There may be reasonable explanations for these things but with this website, these things weren't expected and indicated a page which had somehow missed an update to its navigation menu.
SiteViz opens a .dot file. (A .dot file contains pieces of information and the connections between them.) Integrity Plus and Scrutiny can generate their sitemap as a .dot file and I've made SiteViz, a free and easy-to use tool to display these.
This functionality is now built into Scrutiny for visualising sitemaps, but is provided here as a free standalone app that can open a sitemap in the form of a .dot file.
It displays the information in a graphical way. Choose from a number of themes with settings. Print or export the image.
Mac OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or higher, Intel 32 or 64.
Please note that this app is new and in beta. This means that you can use it freely but if you find a problem, or have additional requirements, please contact me.
- Contact Shiela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Version 1.1 - (still beta) released July 2015
- Adds 3d theme, can be animated using keys / mouse (toolbar button reveals controls info)
Version 1.0.1 - (still beta) released May 2015
- fixes bug preventing display of all information if closing curly brace appears unencoded within any of the urls
- increases the amount that you can zoom 'out' - so that graphs with many levels can be 'zoomed out' to fit within the window
- When app opens, previous map is no longer opened. If this was a very large file then it's unhelpful to wait for it to load before being able to start
Version 1.0 - first beta release May 2015