Here’s a long but invaluable guide which you might like to make a note of, for the next time you’re involved in a website launch or redesign. Even if you know you’ll be subcontracting the task, A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide on Smashing Magazine contains all the information you’ll need to know to manage the project. At the end of the article, there’s a link to an even more comprehensive downloadable version. It emphasises the need for planning, planning and more planning (something which it’s so hard to force yourself to do), and talks about the need to budget for good writing and good photography. Well worth a read.