Back in about 1906, Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the not so equal distribution of wealth in his country; he figured out that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth.
I’m sure Pareto thought that sucked pretty bad, needless to say, he had no idea how good they had it back then!
OK, so what does this have to do with web design?
The 80/20 has since evolved into a proven principle that works in just about any field - web design in no different. A classic definition of the principle states: that a small number of the causes (20%) are responsible for most (80%) of the effect.
With respect to web design, we can say that 20% of the work will take up 80% of your time. So the trick is to identify that expensive 20% and do something about it!
What is that 20% of the work (in a typical web design project) that is taking 80% of your time?
It could be different for you, but from what I’ve seen, the big time waster is in the set up. Wh continue reading