Focusing your website design
The first and most important thing that most people overlook when deciding they want a website is what they actually want on their website. It seems like such a basic idea that, generally, everyone skips right over it and starts working out colours and logo ideas. In their excitement they rarely consider the main objective of their site.
When it comes to building and designing websites we're being forced to consider what the most important content on the site actually is.
This is not a bad thing. Taking a step back and re-evaluating what you're trying to achieve helps refocus your ideas and energy.