So How to start?
After we know what content and functionality we’re working with on the site, our next step is to figure out how to present the information.
We typically start by deciding which three or four pieces of content or bits of functionality are the most important — what you really want the users of your site to see and do. It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that those things should be featured prominently on the home page and should be easily accessible from other pages as well.
Then we pull out our Maveric Design notebooks and start sketching. Seriously. We draw lots and lots of little boxes on lots and lots of pieces of paper until we have a good idea where all of the content and functionality we identified in step 1 is going to go.
We then turn those sketches digital and arrange where each piece of the puzzle should go.