Step 5 - Visual mapping

Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint

Overview

The details on this page represents the goal, activities, deliverables and resources for conducting a visual mapping as part of a site migration project.

The visual mapping is step 5 of a 24 step project delivery process Salsa has designed for migrating (or upgrading) sites from a legacy or proprietary CMS to Drupal 9.

An overview of the entire process can be found here: Drupal 9 site migration project delivery blueprint.

Stage

1B: Mapping

Goal

Map all source CMS site theme templates and visual elements to Drupal 8/9 theme templates and visual elements

Activities

  1. Offline mapping of all source CMS site theme templates and visual elements to equivalent “like for like” theme templates and visual elements in Drupal 8/9

  2. Identify and capture any gaps where no equivalent theme templates or visual elements are available.

  3. Workshop with stakeholder(s) / product owner to validate visual mappings and discuss how to address gaps.

  4. Document all visual mappings including solutions to gaps 

Deliverables

  1. Visual mapping storyboard

  2. Visual designs for optional gaps

Resources and templates*

  1. Storyboard mapping samples

  2. Salsa how-to: Storyboarding - mapping legacy CMS design elements onto a design system

* to be publically available by Q1 2021 to align with the GovCMS D9 roadmap.  Reach out if you’d like a draft version beforehand.

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