If you are still in the dark about what you want your website to look like and what features you want it to have, then next time you surf the internet bookmark sites that you like and sites you don’t like. To do this, create two new folders in your bookmarks and name them like and hate. Alternatively you could open an account with del.icio.us (http://delicious.com), this account allows you to keep all your bookmarks in one, online account. Using del.icio.us you can access your bookmarks from anywhere.
If you do this, then by the time you are ready to talk to a developer about designing a new site, you will have built up a list of sites that you like and don’t like and this will provide a great starting point for discussing what you want your own site to look like and features that you would like to see, illustrated by a list of examples.