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abalone
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: Aug 2003

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 03:41 Edit Quote

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

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 03:50 Edit Quote
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

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 04:00 Edit Quote

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

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 04:57 Edit Quote

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

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 05:45 Edit Quote

I'm going to move this to Outpatient Counseling

Jestah

[This message has been edited by Jestah (edited 08-30-2003).]

Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 05:46 Edit Quote

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

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 05:46 Edit Quote

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.

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axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 08:22 Edit Quote

Hmmmm..... shall i just say what others maybe thinking ?

"Your talking out your............", nah !! better not, dont want to offend anyone.

60 sites ?, i guess, as others have hinted, that the qaulity of those sites is not upto much ( prove me wrong ). If you have come here for genuine advice, fine, what do you want us to say, " well done here's a cookie " ?, but if you have come here to somehow brag, well, i'm sorry, but this is the wrong place.

Ramasax
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: PA, US
Insane since: Feb 2002

IP logged posted posted 08-30-2003 10:34 Edit Quote

60 sites is a lot, but one would have to see the sites to gage their quality. Point being, any monkey with a computer can drop text into the same layout with only a change in color scheme and a new header image. That's called FrontPage.

On the other hand if you have done 60 quality sites in 9 months, you are a machine.

Ramasax



[This message has been edited by Ramasax (edited 08-30-2003).]

CRO8
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: New York City
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 08-31-2003 17:17 Edit Quote

where is abalone? Lets see these sites.

Radical Rob
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Kapolei, Hawaii USA
Insane since: Jun 2001

IP logged posted posted 09-05-2003 10:59 Edit Quote

I'm just curious what these sites look like. Judging by some of the sites I've seen the luniz in the asylum develop, I would'nt doubt
the quantity..... we'll see....

ABALONE???



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