If we are asked to design a website, then we always like to start with a wireframing process. This sets out where we think content should be located, and what types of content we think should be listed on each page.
This isn’t required on all projects, however those businesses that need guidance through the design process and would like to be heavily involved would go through this step. It allows both sides to set boundaries before jumping into creating the aesthetics of each website. It also makes it a lot easier to make changes before you have gone too far with designs.