We released a new web site for a client today, Lucky Bucket Brewing Company.
In case you are curious, here is the part I had in the web site. First, I designed wire frames. Wire frames are basically a road map that says there are x many pages and draws out what is on them. Once complete, a designer takes the wire frames and applies a design to them. They can also make or suggest changes if need be, based on the client's needs and their vision. Once the client approves the initial design, they gives us the photos and content that we need which the designer uses to create the rest of the site in Illustrator (a graphic design program).
Once the design is done, I take it and break it up into pieces. I take the pieces and use HTML to put it all back together for the web. I also might write a database that keeps track of things like all the stores the beer can be found at (see web site), as well as code that takes your zip code in and finds the store closest to you.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share a little bit of how it's done in case anyone was interested in such things.