Slickplan is a website planning suite for teams. Using Slickplan to map a new website is Step 3 in our Website Launch Process guide. Because site mapping is such a large part of planning and building a website, this page illustrates Slickplan's features and how you can use them to your advantage.
When you get started, your Slickplan will be a blank canvas. Begin by adding a homepage and top-level navigation pages.
Slickplan allows you to customize background and text colors. You may choose to use this to distinguish different types of pages or stages of completion in your site-building process.
The following color code list is what other departments and schools are using to distinguish between pages that are transferring as-is from the old site to the new, pages that will not transfer, new pages, content or hierarchy changing, etc., and would make it universally clear which color stands for what status:
- Red (#FA6664) = Kill this page
- Yellow (#EFD50B) = Content/Hierarchy needs to be updated
- Green (#22E711) = Transfer to beta site as is (No content/hierarchy changes needed)
- Purple (#DD5BEA) = Unsure (What the heck is this page? Does it still serve a purpose?)
- Light Blue (#80F9EE) = Create new page
- Pink (#F963B6) = Subpage that does not appear in any site navigation menu or obvious hyperlink BUT contains content that is pulled into one or more higher-level landing pages
- Blue (#8097FA ) = Page should link from Utility Bar menu (in the top right of GSU pages, under Students or Faculty & Staff)
- Orange (#E58B31) = Wildcard
- Grey (#8E8E8E) = Page Transfer complete
You may choose to create a section within your Slickplan. This is beneficial for planning multiple sites simultaneously or building out lengthy site maps.
Slickplan offers the option to design diagrams for pages or sections of your site. This can be beneficial to map out a user's experience when visiting your site, but it is not a necessity. For more information on the tools Slickplan's diagram uses, visit the Slickplan Diagramming Symbols article.