Content Inventories

A content inventory is a deliverable used in the planning phase of a web design process. It’s a spreadsheet listing pages in the website by section or category. Details to inform the web team regarding frequency of updates may be included. For example if a page should be updated annually it’s noted in the entry about that page. One could consider a content inventory as a sitemap in outline format with more detail about each page. The outline may be organized by the hierarchical categories used in a website. Notes and color coding may be included to indicate the status of certain pages; whether they need improvements or updating.