Planning Your Website


Course Description

Course Overview

Developing a website can be a daunting task. This course will guide you through planning methods to give you practical experience and improve your knowledge and confidence in planning a website.

The Plone content management system make it very easy to create websites, it’s also easy to create a bad website if the planning stage isn’t considered first. For this reason we recommend that you attend the Planning Your Website course before attending the hands on Plone course.

You will gain experience of planning using hands on practical exercises but you will not be using a computer during this course.


Please note we are no longer running this workshop.  Please refer to the Plan it section on the Web Centre pages for guidance.

If you still require assistance from the web team, please contact

What can I expect to cover?

This course contains a mix of individual and group work which will help you to:

  • Appreciate the need to plan a website
  • Use techniques to plan a website
  • Know where to get help and training
  • Practice working in a group with different ideas and opinions
  • Meet a member of the Web Team and ask questions
What will I get out of this course?
  • You will gain a practical understanding of the stages involved in planning a website.
  • Appreciate the importance of planning before building a website
  • Understand how to plan around audience needs, objectives and tasks
  • Learn techniques to plan a website
Who is it for?

Suitable for all staff who will be maintaining or creating University web pages.

Whilst the course is aimed at those intending to use Plone, it is also useful to those planning a website outside of the university.

Participant preparation needed?

You will be asked to view a short web presentation on Good practice in web communication and read through the planning section of the Web Centre before attending the course.

This course is part of a programme of Web Authoring courses.  We recommend you attend them in the following order if possible.

Planning your Website

Plone Introduction

Writing for the Web

Additional Information

For self help and advice visit the Web Centre at

What prior experience do I need?

No previous experience in creating web pages is required for this introductory course. It is assumed, however, that you have a some familiarity with browsing the web.

Formal assessment



Teri Browett (External Trainer)
Shiv Sandhu (Web Team)

Delegate places

Maximum 12 delegates
Minimum 8 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete the On-line Booking Form submitting to Organisational Development.  Booking Conditions apply.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


Contact the Web Team (

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Course Code: SDCCT019

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How to Book
To make a request to attend a training and development workshop, please complete a Booking Form.  Please note Booking Conditions apply. 

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Organisational Development,
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University of Leicester,
Room 004, ground floor, Astley Clarke Building,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH





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