This toolkit can help plan your website redesign

A Website Redesign Toolkit is available to website owners at UCSC to help plan your website improvement. It’s split into seven sections to help guide each step of your design process. 

Your individual website redesign may include many of the tools provided in the toolkit. It will be up to you and your team to decide what is the right level of engagement. The toolkit is designed to compliment existing assistance including guides, training, and support

The toolkit structure includes:

  1. Planning
  2. Communications
  3. Project kickoff
  4. Site structure examples
  5. Timeline
  6. Content layout examples
  7. Training and getting help

A high level view of each of these components:


How to get started with your redesign including: 

  • What comes in the box with the WordPress Service?
  • Why is my website important?
  • Developing a project plan.
  • Getting your website ready.
  • Content strategy checklist.
  • Framing problems.
  • A detailed list of tasks involved in your redesign.
  • Defining who will do the tasks involved in the redesign (governance).
  • How to use WordPress.
  • Where can I get help?
  • Get Started – select the right website service.


Help with managing and communicating change including:

  • Change management communications.
  • Communications plan template.
  • Making the case for getting help.
  • Editorial calendar templates.

Project kickoff

Assistance for when you are ready to talk to leadership and stakeholders about the redesign, including a project kickoff presentation template. 

Site structure examples

Once examples are available, explore visual examples of how other UCSC sites have structured their web presence.


How to establish the timeline of your website redesign work.

Content layout examples

Visual examples of how you might layout your web pages.  

Training and getting help

Places you can turn to get assistance.

Last modified: Sep 28, 2023