Good web design takes a lot of knowledge, effort and certainly a lot of time. However, there is nothing wrong about speeding things up a bit. We are not talking about doing a poor job, but about organizing better so you can have more free time and deliver the work within the agreed timeframe. We will give you some tips how to do it and make your design process faster and more efficient.
Good organization does a large part of the trick if you want to speed up the design process. This involves a couple of things. First, you need to manage the files properly. This means that you should choose a naming convention understandable to you, and to your colleagues if you work in an agency. You should stick to the chosen convention, because this way you will find the files more easily.
You should also consider the best storage and backup options. This will enable you to access the files more easily and much faster, and it will save you a lot of frustration.
Organization also implies organizing your time. Before you start working on a project, you need to make a list of everything you need to do for the project. Feel free t go into details and write whatever comes to your mind. Then, organize the tasks according to the priorities and the order in which they need to be done. Last, decide how much you will do each day and make sure to stick to the list. Be realistic and give yourself the daily amount of work you know you can handle.
Additional tricks to speed things up
Organizing your files and your time helps you speed up the design process and makes it less frustrating and more efficient. Still, there are some additional tricks you can use to make yourself faster, more productive and more efficient when working on a web design project.
First of all, you should make priorities and decide what needs to be done first. Once you do it, make sure to really do these tasks before anything else. Avoid procrastination, because it prolongs the time you need for finishing the project, it makes you slower and more frustrated. Do the difficult and more boring tasks first. This way, you will have the remaining time to do the tasks you enjoy and that do not pose any problems for you.
When you work on a project, organize the time by dividing it into periods for work and periods for rest. Determine 45 minutes for work, do the best you can during this period, and then take a 10 minute break. Make several short breaks during the working hours, and also one longer one (30 minutes) to have lunch, relax and prepare for the rest of the work.
Last, but not least, make sure to maintain your hardware in perfect condition. This will disable your computer from slowing the system down and thus allow you to work faster and much more efficient.