How to Use PowerPoint to Create a Website Storyboard

by Stephanie D

Storyboards are a method used to mock up ideas, designs and concepts for websites. Storyboards help website developers plan and organize information. In addition, storyboards can also be used for lightweight user testing to effectively find problems with websites before a lot of development time has been used implementing the website. Powerpoint is a common tool used to create storyboards to plan websites.

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Open up a new presentation in Powerpoint.

2

Insert an organization chart into the blank slide. You can insert a chart by selecting "Insert", then "Picture" and finally "Organization Chart" from the menu bar in the top left-hand corner of Powerpoint.

3

Open the organization chart dialog box by clicking on the rectangle in the middle of the screen.

4

In the Microsoft organization chart dialog box, type the name of the home page of the website in the highlighted text.

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Add any other boxes or sub-pages for your website by selecting the appropriate button in the menu toolbar that describes the relationship the sub-page has to the highlighted page (initially the home page). Rename any new boxes, or sub-pages, that you add to the story board.

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When you are finished adding new sub-pages to the storyboard, update the PowerPoint presentation by selecting "Update Document" from the File menu.

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Stephanie D has been writing and exploring the outdoors for as long as she can remember. She has spent time climbing across the United States and backpacking out west. Stephanie D earned her Bachelor of Science in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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