I usually work with 3 steps design process
Let me show you how it works


1

Project Planning

  • Create an outline of the site content
  • Create functional flow chart
  • Document programmatic flow
  • Gather general information including samples, style guides, images and graphic files
  • Gather or begin writing content
  • Create ‘wireframe’ layouts of key pages showing the position of content and graphics on pages

2

Project Designing

  • Create color layouts based on approved ‘wireframe’ layouts
  • Shoot photography or research stock photography
  • Develop graphics
  • Create style guide of colors and fonts for site development

3

Project Development

  • Develop style sheets
  • Develop Web page templates
  • Programming
  • Checking (Quality Assurance)
 

I am not average designer and developer.