You need to ask the clients a lot of specific questions if you’re going to be designing websites, and if it’s a project team, you have to make sure you get a brief from your supervisor. And you have to who’s supplying the content? Are you creating the images, are the clients or your employer going to supply you with the images. As for the copy of the website, the text that’s going to go in each of these web pages, who’s supplying that?
Are you responsible for the copywriting? The text that’s going to go in each of these web pages, who’s supplying that? Are you responsible for the copywrite? Is the copywriting going to be provided to you, and if so I recommend requesting it being a word documented as an email attachment, so you have the ability to just copy paste it out of the Word document. You have it where you can strip out any formatting and you have a documented timeline of the fact that it was sent to you. So those are important things.
If there are pictures, you need to know if they’re going to be delivered to you digitally or are you going to have to scan them. If they are stock photos, you need to figure out who has the rights to them. These are things that have nothing to do with coding, visual design, color theory, CSS, PHP,WordPress, any of that stuff that people take for granted as web designers to begin with. They don’t know how to plan a web design.