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How long does a web design take?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by bluecube, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. bluecube

    bluecube Member

    Just wondered how long on average it takes you to design -

    1) A home page design

    2) An internal page design
  2. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Depends on brief and budget...
  3. bluecube

    bluecube Member

    Averages dont depend on brief and budget. :D

    I'm just wondering roughly how long it takes people.
  4. stevey17

    stevey17 Junior Member

    it probably takes me somewhere between an hour and 2 hours depending on the amount of content to do most of a front page then i would do a couple of 10 min edits
  5. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    They completely do for me. Anywhere between an hour to several or more, depending on brief/conceptual input and budget.
  6. bluecube

    bluecube Member

    Cris, I meant in terms of an average is just that, I appreciate some might take longer than others, down to many factors, e.g. working within existing brand guidelines, how creative / corporate the design is, what the client is like, how clear the client is on what they want. I was just trying to get a feel for how long it takes others to design sites.
  7. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    maybe it's just me... but if this is what you do for a living shouldn't you have an idea of this already?
  8. Chris Lord

    Chris Lord Senior Member

    Sorry, I can't really put a number on it, but that is because it varies so much for me.
  9. richimgd

    richimgd Member

    How long is a piece of string. It could be anywhere between a few hours, to a few days or more.. It really depends on the level of design, brief and budget.
  10. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    We had a topic like this just a week or two ago
  11. rossnorthernunion

    rossnorthernunion Senior Member

    Depends on the client, the job, how much they're paying, what the want, how 'arsey' there are, how good you are etc etc etc

    How long is a piece of string?
  12. byronc

    byronc Member

    how can designing a web page take 2 hours?
  13. aibrean

    aibrean Member

    Designing takes about 3 hours for the initial layout.
  14. dieselll2883

    dieselll2883 New Member

    up to 3 days... I mean a home page only.
  15. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    Well our timeline is 2 weeks from the design meeting before they get 2 home page designs.
    That also factors in other work load as to be honest very rarely do we do a design in a day and go there you go. I know if I do one I'll do it and then leave it for a day or 2 look at it and go actually that would look better like.....and make what tends to be minor adjustments before sending it for the client to chose.

    Personally, IE outside of work, I look at 4 days, as above, but then I only do 1 design. :)
  16. EdExtreme

    EdExtreme Junior Member

    in my limited experience I generally come up with the psd proofs in about two to four hours.

    The actual coding to css etc will generally take 4-6 hours max and then the content takes about two hours or so.

    I discuss with the customers a complete different approach always give three days for concept design and two weeks for the development of it but as the sites get better and more involved I generally stipulate a phase 1 phase 2 approach to ensure that the customers expectations are always managed?
  17. a1digitalmedia

    a1digitalmedia Junior Member

    Depends on a large variety of factors. First of all how quick you are at designing and coding yourself. Also how the big your project is.
  18. graphicscove

    graphicscove Member

    I agree with a1digitalmedia, time scale depends on many many things. Once you've done a fair number of projects you should know how long things generally take you to do and can base your estimates off of that. I've had projects that I've completed from start to finish in a single day where as others can take up to a month to complete.
  19. Neotericuk

    Neotericuk Junior Member

    Some can do this in 3 days or in 1 week but it is most important thing that how it looks like....Anybody who is very efficient in designing can design very good layout in 1 day...
  20. JamesBrentwood

    JamesBrentwood Senior Member

    Between working with the client, designing the mockup, getting their approval, then coding, it can take more than a week or two for some. But I'm also not doing this full time. I have another full time job that's unrelated to design.

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