Web Design is a process that begins by defining the goals, purposes and reasons for having a website. Click here to fill out a website interview that will help you Define your website.
Once your site has defination, the next setp in the process is to Develop the layout of the site and the navigational structure.
At this point your site is coming together and needs content and extended functionality. Thus, the third stage is Design.
The final stage is Deploy. In this stage, once site content has been checked, the code has been validated and all functionality tested, it is time to make the site public.