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abalone
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2003

posted posted 08-30-2003 03:41

Hey All!
As a full time web designer, I have my annual review coming up.
Does anyone have any opinion of what is a "normal" amount of work a webdesigner
is expected to produce?

I've produced some 60+ sites since the beginning of the year. I've argued
with my employer that this is far more than most other web designers do,
but he seems to think this is just normal.
These are high quality sites with an average size of about 15-50 pages, a handfull are 100% flash based, and a majority has some sort of DHMTL dropdown navigation. Some also have dynamic content.

So, am I doing a great job, or am I just average?

thanks!

ozphactor
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: California
Insane since: Jul 2003

posted posted 08-30-2003 03:50
quote:
I've produced some 60+ sites since the beginning of the year.


Quality over quantity.

quote:
a handfull are 100% flash based, and a majority has some sort of DHMTL dropdown navigation.


Just knowing how to make a Flash site or how to do a DHTML dropdown doesn't automatically put you ahead of the game, you know.

quote:
So, am I doing a great job, or am I just average?


Not my area of expertise. 60 sounds like a lot, but I'd have to see some of these sites first.

Outpatient counseling, anyone?

Taobaybee
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 08-30-2003 04:00

Hi and welcome abalone.
I'm sorry this is not my area either, I'm sure someone will be along soon who is more experienced. It sounds like a lot to me, but I suppose it depends on the whole package, support ect.
Tao

counterfeitbacon
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Vancouver, WA
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 08-30-2003 04:57

Could you show us some of these pages? I'm no expert, far from one in fact, but I could tell a quality site when I see one.

Jestah
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Long Island, NY
Insane since: Jun 2000

posted posted 08-30-2003 05:45

I'm going to move this to Outpatient Counseling

Jestah

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Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-30-2003 05:46

I did two websites during my summer job. It might have been more like 4 if I hadn't had other assignments. 60 is definitely an awful lot, so quality is important here.

Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 08-30-2003 05:46

I've found that doing a lot of work quickly just spoils employers. Not only will they expect you to work yourself to the bone, giving better (not just level) results each evaluation period, but once they fire you for not doing 80, 100, or 200 sites a year, they'll expect the next guy to do 250.

Realistically, whether 60 sites is a lot depends on how much custom content you've made for each one. Given about 3 days per site and content that's already prepped for inclusion, I could put together that many sites only if I had pre-existing templates and no need to get approval at any stage of production. If you're going through what I'd call a "normal" web design process, where you're designing an entire site from scratch, without re-using existing designs, then 60 sites in 8 months is not only superhuman, but unbelievable unless you're working 18-hour days every day. Oh, and don't use that previous sentence as a quote to convince your boss -- if you really are designing and building completely new and high-quality sites at that rate (and especially if your boss thinks it's normal), you're in a weird job that I don't understand, and you should consider whether you're having a good time.

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