Precautions while redesigning site appearing in google search first page [duplicate]

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One of our clients site need to be re-designed. The updates would be mostly presentational including graphics, page layout updates (re-order page elements), color, icons, fonts, making it responsive etc. There will be minor content updates, mostly correcting old data and add some new.

Currently site pages appear on Google search first page for key business phrases/words.

What precautions should be taken while re-designing website without affecting the search ranking?

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