While the Files panel's list of files and folders is a great aid in managing those files, it doesn't give you a picture of how your site's Web pages are linked together. You can see that the index.html file in the root folder is the site's home page, for instance, but you can't see how it relates to the other pages in the site. In other words, you can't tell which pages link to or from it. To see those relationships, you need Dreamweaver's Site Map view.
The Site Map is a visual guide to the links in a site (see Figure 13-10). An icon representing the home page appears at the top of the map, and arrows connect the home page to icons, representing each of the links it contains. As shown in Figure 13-10, special icons clearly mark external, broken, and email links.
Figure 13-10. The Site Map displays icons for each link in a Web site. Symbols provide added information about the pages: The globe icon indicates an external link, such as http://www.yahoo.com. The broken-link icon indicates that the file either doesn't exist or has been misfiled, so that the link won't work. Dreamweaver also highlights the name of the missing file in red. For more on finding and fixing broken links, see Section 14.4.
The best way to view these links is by expanding the Files panel (see Section 184.108.40.206), which spreads the links out into easy-to-read columns. In regular collapsed view, all ...