Process : Information Architecture
Regardless of the amount of information you plan to have on your site, it is essential to work out a framework - think of it as an information blueprint. This document consists of a hierarchical site map and specifications for navigation on each page within the site. It is here that all administrative interfaces and data requirements are mapped out, as well as the major functional components with which your visitors will interact.
With the information architecture finalized and documented we can move on to the conceptual design.