Before you begin any new website project (or a major overhaul of an existing site), you should take a long, hard look at your content. One helpful planning step is to make an outline of everything you’d like to have on your site. Organize the outline hierarchically so that you know how to nest navigation.
You can also use a content template is one way you can get organized prior to building a website. This content template was created for our OSU Standard theme. This template takes the special regions and features available in this theme into consideration. It could be useful for users switching from a different them to the latest version of Standard.
When switching to a new template or theme, or when starting a brand new site, something that often happens is that the content looks awkward or even overwhelmed by the template. It’s like putting together a model airplane that somehow never quite looks as good as the version on the box. Especially if you skipped a few steps in the instructions.
So use a content template to get organized and be better prepared for launching your next web project.