How to build a garden gate?

I have another client who needs a replacement garden gate. The old one is just worn out and sagging. I'm looking for tricks of the trade to speed up the construction and make a more accurate gate.
Here's the old process: * Measure. * Cut three horizontal rails and lay them out on the ground. * Align the vertical pickets on top of the rails. * Fiddle around until everything is square (or skewed for a gate over sloping ground). This step takes forever, and it's a royal pain if the gate isn't supposed to be square. * Nail on the pickets. * Hang the gate. * Shift the non-hinge end up and down to align the gate with the fence. * Cut two diagonal braces and attach them to the rails. * Nail the pickets to the diagonals. * Attach the latch. * Cut a strip to cover the latch-side gap.
I've done some internet searches for a better process, but I can't find anything with details, just hand-waving explanations, and _none_ that approach it from a production point of view. Everything is aimed at a DIY guy who has a whole weekend.
So what say you? Who has the best process for building a garden gate?
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Steve B.
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Thanks for the recommendation. In case the book has plans but no procedures, what do you recommend?
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I personally meausure and build a strong frame with cross bracing, etc. Then hang it and get it working well. Then I apply the pickets in place so I can line them up with a guide string or follow the ground or whatever. The frame should be square unless some severe situation exists.

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