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Website mockup concept design time… are you fast or slow?

  • # August 23, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hi folks,
    I use fireworks & normally I take about 1-2 days per layout.
    Am I slow, normal or fast?

    How many hours does it take you
    (normally) to design only the home page design for lets say:

    A. e-commerce site,
    B. Information/branding site
    C. Heavy content magazine type blog site

    Thanks in advance

    ps: How to change my user name?

    # August 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    It would depend on how many custom pages/page templates were required, but it usually only takes a few hours to create the required screens to send for approval in photoshop.

    A. e-commerce site with an average of 6 template components –
    7 hours
    B. Information/branding site – 4 hours to create the over all theme and all of the required styling elements
    C. Heavy content magazine type blog site – 4 hours

    Again this is just a rough idea and it can vary greatly depending on how detailed the brief is, the existing brand you have to work with (if any) and a whole heap of other variables!

    I hope this helps.


    # August 27, 2011 at 9:10 am

    “It depends…”

    Even at equal skill levels and efficiency most people have their own styles/approaches.

    eCommerce definitely takes the most time for me. Researching or thinking strongly about usability and call to actions etc.

    I would say average sites, I quote anywhere between 6-20 hours depending on the usual budget/deadline variables. The days where I need to sacrifice a goat or two for inspiration can tack on a few extra.

    Never missed a deadline yet, *dances ritualistically*.

    # August 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for the replies AngusWF & sliver37

    I’d like to keep this thread alive for a little longer &
    get a few more opinions to gauge where my own pace is at…

    Please keep ’em coming folks – just a few quick words.


    # August 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Well I probably think I am around the same as you

    # August 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Good heavens, you guys are quick at design.

    # August 28, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I don’t think you can really accurately answer this question. Another way to put it is that I really don’t think there is a *common* time. Really depends on how the designer works. Some people create only 1 design from the comments of the client. Others design 2-4 renditions to provide options. And there’s a lot in between.

    # August 29, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    I take like a week to do mockups, inspiration and design two full comps…

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