Via Zeldman I came across a wonderful little tutorial about website production. It’s very good, although it does diverge somewhat from my usual path. The divergence mostly has to do with the fact that I generally have started on projects prior to the point where the article picks things up. For large projects, much of the early “production” work – the content definition and sourcing, preliminary architecture issues, and basic site organization comes in the proposal phase, when the goal is to do as much as you can to keep the whole thing as a mental, and flowcharted, model – because if nothing has been signed, you want to keep expenses down. More or less.