Ok cool, then I’m in the right time frame. My spirits are back up again.
Right now I’m dealing with the fear of the unknown because I’m coding and I’m trying to be as clear as possible with my commenting but it’s hard to know what the end users knows about web design CSS or HTML .
And I’m using slices which I never use I always use the trusty (crop, save for web, and delete crop from history method lol)
Quick Photoshop Tip: I just figured out that if you hold alt and shift and click the eye next on a particular layer it will solo that layer.
I would say about a week. Only because I use a CSS Framework that cuts down most of the layout issues in IE. Without that I think it would take me about 3 weeks. Im curious about how long people take with WP ? hmmm….
It takes me like 3 months HAHA ! This is because I work fulltime as a web dev in office so by the time I get home I generally don’t feel like doing much more work If I was doing themeforest fulltime it would probably be more like a week or two.
Depends on the project, but a design takes me less time than the coding.
This is, because for some reason, I have to have a certain coding “mojo”. When I start coding, I need to finish at least 1 page right away, or else (when I pick up where I ended last time) I will have to do it all again! Just because there’s this certain feeling I get when coding, which I really need
I haven’t yet posted any theme, only one under construction page and now a newsletter (which was rejected). From my experience here so far I would say again ~2 weeks if you spend at least few hours per day. Then again you will most probably get rejected:-). These guys should definitely improve their skills, they reject now templates with hilarious reasons or some statement like “it should be improved”. What a feedback LOL
As a designer with 11 years of web experience, that have worked for brands like Adidas, PizzaHut, KLM , etc. I should say they doesn’t seems to be qualified enough, but then again it’s their site and they make the rules so…
Its proportional to the quantity of Red Bull you take
I can say my first WP theme for TF is taking me more than I initially expected, but I guess thats because its my first time.
If I start on a design, it’ll probably take me about a day or two because I get distracted a lot and I got to do other things around the house.
If I plan everything on paper like design how I want it, I’d say a day the most to complete the html template.
Usually it takes about 5 days of design because I don’t like to rush things and actually finish all the page’s design in Photoshop. I start with a moodboard composed of wireframe, typography and some color schemes I like.
When the design is complete the Wordpress theme is done in about 3 to 5 days, taking XHTML and CSS validation in consideration as well as Cross Browser (yes, ie6 included ;)).
Then a couple of hours for documentation and file prepping for upload.
This is all done in about 2 hours a day after work.
For me, it depends on the design, what I’m coding it for, who I’m coding it for and how fast it needs to get done. Also depends on my motivation to finish it, unless it’s a request. Then I usually get it done within a week or so, give or take a few days.
As for designing it, it takes another week or so, usually less though. If I have it in my mind, then I can usually get it done pretty quickly. If I dislike the design, I’ll usually give up half way through, unless it’s a request for someone.
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I usually have anywhere from 3 to 6 products in development at any given time. Time from concept to release for a PSD template is as little as 3 days when I’m driven by an idea (another day for approval). Time to convert to HTML usually averages 2 weeks, with another month to get a full fledged Wordpress template. I’m also working freelance fulltime though, which can delay any project indefinitely…