Using MindManager to Mock Up Web Sites

Last night I went to a 80s party orgainised by the Like Minded Companies, a bunch of businesses that jointly sponsor the event and invite their friends, clients and suppliers. They are always very eclectic evenings. Last nights highlight for me was the discussion with the fiancee of someone I met at a VizThink evening several months. I won’t bore you with the details but you might get the gist of the conversation about an information system requirement we discussed from the mock up I prepared with MindManager this morning.

Hot Spots

Two maps

  1. Africa – A map as the background image. With a floating topic for Cairo linked to the second web export. Exported as a clickable image map
  2. Cairo – Map with notes exported using the static outline template.

Will this get beyond this stage, who knows!

About Andrew Wilcox

Andrew is an experienced user of MindManager who shares his knowledge and advice for free here. And provides commercial training and consulting on how to exploit MindManager and other mind mapping software applications in business, organisations and for individuals at Cabre For more information about Andrew please visit his Google + profile.

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2 Responses to “Using MindManager to Mock Up Web Sites”

  1. Lee says:

    Primitive, but really sick! (Good=sick) Does such HTML come out natively from MindMap after building?

  2. Andrew Wilcox says:

    Yes. MindManager builds web pages in two forms very easily.

    1. The clickable image map which turns the map into a jpeg and any linked topics (web pages or local documents) are active on the map. The linked documents are copied to a "LinkedDocuments" folder in the web export folder.

    2. The map structure is converted into a menu structure with Topic Notes becoming the contents of the web pages. Central Topic equals home page, Main Topics are level 1 menu items, Sub-Topics are level 2 etc. The Topic Notes editor is a simple word processor with tables, images and links which enables you create presentable content quickly.

    I have been rapidly publishing web sites with MindManager for ten years. Most of this site was created in 2000 with MindManager.

    Give it a go. If you (or anyone else) need help or want the benefit of ten years exploitation, have an online session with me.

    Just noticed I need to tidy up that page.

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