Timelines

A timeline will help you plan out the work involved with your website redesign, and help set expectations for others about how long the work may take.


How long will a website redesign take?

Each website will have its own specific timeline, based on the complexity of the work and the needs that your website needs to meet.

Factors that might influence your timeline might include:

  • What goals are for the website, or redefining website goals.
  • The level of understanding of your website users and their needs, including if research is needed.
  • How much content the website has, and what the most valuable pages are.
  • How many people are available to work on the redesign.
  • The level of understanding of your website users and their needs.

General time estimates


  • 1 – 20 pages: 30 – 90 days
  • 20 – 60 pages: 6 months
  • 60+ pages: 6 months – 1 year

General timeline

In general, each redesign timeline will include the following steps in order:

  1. Discovery, and content planning.
  2. Required training.
  3. Onboarding to UCSC WordPress.
  4. Accessing your new website.
  5. A “Getting Started” session.
  6. Migrating content.
  7. Pre-launch check in and quality assurance review.
  8. Website launch.
  9. Using a Continuity Plan.
How your website redesign timeline might look.
Select the image for a full view. A high level look at the steps involved in your website redesign timeline, including when different kinds of work should be involved. Also a quick view of what support options are available during the entire process.

At each step, you’ll have support and the opportunity to ask questions.


Detailed timeline

Create a visual roadmap of your redesign to help your team and leadership stay on track. Use Google Sheets, Asana, Trello, or your preferred planning tool.

Try a Gantt Chart using a Google Sheet template that includes many of the tasks involved.

Resources


Redesign timeline: Gantt ChartExit website icon
(Google Sheet)