Web designers can find many online tools and tips to help them to efficiently manage their time and organize their design work. We believe it is important to start by first acknowledging your working style, pick the methods or tools you are most comfortable with, and consistently measure the progress of your work.
At CodeMyIMAGE, we are also a team aimed at improving our efficiency by finding the best methods to manage our development projects. We hope our tips are helpful to get you started in better managing your time:
- Start by making a plan of each day’s activities. Keep in mind this time management matrix and know your priorities: what is truly important and urgent; what is important but can be solved later; what may not be important but urgent when it comes up spontaneously, and what are the time wasters that should be the last on the to do list.
- Pick up a time tracking tool that can help you follow your work plan. There are plenty of time management tools available in the software market or consider a web-based tool. Select the one that is the most suitable and meets your requirements. For example, you may choose a simple application like Toggl for scheduling time and tasks, or a web-based project management solution like Cashboard.
- Always strive to improve your multi-tasking skills. It might seem overwhelming at first, but managing various web design projects at the same time is the best way to avoid delays, stay on schedule and keep you from postponing the tasks that you like the least.
- Take a break for inspiration. Use every free moment you have to feed your creativity – we have learned that 80% of one’s results come from 20% of one’s efforts! Much of your design inspiration may come from the short breaks you take to read or visualize things that are not directly related to your web design projects.
Efficiently managing your work time is the key to feeling confident in the quality, creativity, and effectiveness of your design projects. Every web designer can be successful at time management if their effort is focused and well planned!