jambon — 2013-08-21T18:25:32-04:00 — #1
Simple question really,
How many websites do you build per year for yourself and clients?
force — 2013-08-21T19:19:38-04:00 — #2
I usually only build one or two sites/templates completely from scratch every year.
Outside of that, most of my development involves iterative improvements and changes.
apokalupsis — 2013-08-22T00:31:22-04:00 — #3
Is that because that is where the market seems to be? Or rather is it out of preference?
ralphm — 2013-08-22T01:53:57-04:00 — #4
Hi jambon. Welcome to the forums.
What are you hoping to learn from this question? Are you gathering data for some particular purpose?
jambon — 2013-08-22T02:11:24-04:00 — #5
lol... with the poll entitled "How Many Websites Do You Build Per Year" I'm hoping to learn how many sites people make per year. (...I thought that was obvious lol)
My purpose is simply to satisfy my own curiosity.
ralphm — 2013-08-22T04:32:03-04:00 — #6
But without any context, that information isn't much use, is it? If someone says they only build one site per year, how useful is it to know that without any more information? You can't really conclude anything from that information without further information about the person's circumstances. Perhaps they work as a brick layer, for example, and just for fun sit down once per year to put up a simple site as a hobby. Without that kind of context, you could conclude that, on average, people only create one site per year.
Anyhow, I don't mean to criticise, but was asking in case this was for some kind of research project—in which case, you'd need a more thorough survey.
force — 2013-08-22T15:39:35-04:00 — #7
Nope, has nothing to do with the market. It's just the way I roll
The "market" can be a big place with a lot of niches, so market indicators in one area are not indicative of what another area is like.
And like Ralph is saying, if you intend this to be just a fun informal survey and discussion, that's perfectly fine. But if you intend to gather any sort of hard data off of this, it will effectively be useless since everyone's answer will be entirely subjective.
mrwalli — 2013-08-24T05:53:02-04:00 — #8
system — 2013-08-28T04:28:16-04:00 — #9
It depends on pages of website and content of pages.
puneetjvw — 2013-09-04T09:41:14-04:00 — #10
It is like building a website every day.
(If you are taking off holidays from the equation that is)
paulob — 2013-09-04T09:47:52-04:00 — #11
It depends what you mean by websites but I was coding approx 3 new templates a week last year for various clients and each one was eventually a new website (except that I just built the main html.css template only and then handed it over).
jambon — 2013-09-04T09:52:36-04:00 — #12
Well I'm trying to get a feel for how many people are building websites as a business and how many sites that business makes per yer. For the larger amount sof sites per year I'm assuming those people would have several staff helping with building the client websites.
dresden_phoenix — 2013-09-04T23:48:50-04:00 — #13
Srsly, this is the bane of my existence this week!
The problem with this question ( assuming you had 100% client saturation and could work continuously) is what SCOPE is implied by 'a site'? The word 'site' does not equate properly with the amount of time/labor necessary ( even if you also assume a cooperative client)
- For how many of these are you doing art direction/branding
- How many ( poorly done) photoshop mock ups and no slicing?
- How many well done photoshop mock ups + slicing ?
- How many HTML/CSS wireframes ?
- How many responsive designs and how many of these require new graphics per each?
- How HTML/CSS landing page/ templates?
- How HTML/CSS template variations?
- Whats the min cross browser support (I still get indirectly asked for IE5/6, safari 2..etc)
- How many PHP dynamic templates , and are these for a CMS(WP, joomla, drupal, etc)?
- If the site is not dynamic, how many pages ( assuming the same template is used on all pages.. and even that is a big if)
- How many DBs are you setting up,( SQL for example)
- How many of those DB also serve other functions (ie, if the client likes generating a xmas mailing lists from site visitors..ect) ?
- For how many of those are writing content?
- For How man of those Are you taking photos of content yourself????
- Link building
- Social integration
With such a broad spectrum of quality and scope available.. it's hard to see how a raw number of sites per year could be useful in real , or even academic, life.
timbdesign — 2013-09-08T12:00:27-04:00 — #14
I build about 10 Sites at this point. I am a new designer and hoping to improve the quality of those sites, not the amount of sites. I want to continue on this trajectory, charge more, and create more value with each site I build, and continue providing a useful ongoing subscription service.
blogfreak — 2013-09-10T16:09:29-04:00 — #15
I build 20 adult paysites this year, 2 mainstreams and 15 custom wp blogs...
ellena980 — 2013-09-18T17:51:50-04:00 — #16
It simply depends on the nature of website like if cms based then 20/yr if web portal then 7/yr etc.