Hey guys. I am doing a redesign of a friends entertainment site. Its built on wordpress and hes got a TON of content. The site gets over a million uniques a month.
Ive recreated the homepage in photoshop. I dont need a kindergarden like education on this but ive never redesigned an entire wp site from scratch.
Can I use a theme that has a layout similar to the mockup I made and just mess around with it?
The site is so big I cant download it to my local machine. What do you recommend I do in order to design offline?
Is it possible to redesign just the front page for now and the other pages over the weeks to come?
Also, I need to make sure not to lose his SEO ranking or anything. Hes worked really hard.
Please help me with my process. I dont wanna mess up his traffic or site.