I have a question. How do I learn to produce a website design? Just to be clear, I'm not asking how to be a good designer. :)
Rather, I'm looking for the implementation steps in broad terms.
I have and use Photoshop (as a mediocre hobbyist photographer). I'm not an expert but I understand the tool and how to use it and where to look for help if I can't do what I need to. I have Illustrator, but don't know much about it.
I always make wireframes for my pages, but I tell the designers I work with that they're meant to describe functionality or required data attributes on the page, not to represent positioning or styling. I usually provide a one page summary of the project where I describe what I'm going for in the project, any unique elements I'm interested in, etc. So I have these in hand as well, and assume I've thought through architecture considerations and know my data well and have a sense of number of pages, navigation elements, sections, etc.
As web designers, when you sit down to create a website design, what do you actually do at the computer? Or beforehand if applicable?