We are all excited about the upcoming Drupalcon in San Francisco. If you've never been to one before, its a great experience. Thousands of the most talented developers, project managers and people who want to use Drupal in their businesses people meet for 5 days of sharing, learning and getting to know each other.
If you've ever considered using Drupal, this is a great way to get to see the full scope of the community.
Creating mockups of your ideas will make it easier for clients to understand what you are plan to build for them. Its one of the most important phases of any web project - by making sure the client knows what they'll be getting you have a better chance to really satisfy him and also avoid feature creep.
Fusion Drupal Themes has made a useful template of UI components typical to Drupal for Basamiq...