My typical website design process consists of three key stages: 1) Consultancy. 2) Design. 3) Development. This particular post is a very practical one. It describes the second stage - a seven step visual design process. By this point in the process, the consultancy package has been signed off. This should ideally include agreed project and creative briefs, wireframes, prototypes, technical specifications, budgets, and timeframes. So where do you start with step two, and how do you get into the right frame of mind?

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