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nCrafts says

I think it’s all about the quality and how advanced it is. I spend more than 3 months on my first plugin. Because it was my first plugin, but also it’s very advanced with a lot of features. Since the release I am working on it like forever. It was listed in popular items from the first month. But now its in the top 10 popular items since a month ago. If you want your item to be listed in the popular items, it will require a lot time and hard work. Definitely more than a few weeks.

I agree. Iteration requires more work than creation.

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Sandi says

I made the first jQuery plugins using my actionscript files (ActiveDen items) as a base and even after that it took > 3 months to make it perfect. Also HOW-TO files take a huge part of the time, but pay back is also huge, only 2-3 real questions from buyers per 100 sales.

So, its hard to believe that creation of any useful / high demand / bugles plugin can take couple of days/weeks.

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Frenkz says

I only have 1 plugin yet and its not in the popular items list but it took me about 200 hours to complete it.

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sanisoft says

So, its hard to believe that creation of any useful / high demand / bugles plugin can take couple of days/weeks.

Depends on what functionality you are building, it is the idea and its utility – one of my plugin is something very simple (and just $7) but sells more than 20 copies almost every week. Was created in less than 50 hours

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VF says


So, its hard to believe that creation of any useful / high demand / bugles plugin can take couple of days/weeks.
Depends on what functionality you are building, it is the idea and its utility – one of my plugin is something very simple (and just $7) but sells more than 20 copies almost every week. Was created in less than 50 hours

Both of you guys are speaking about different plugins. The server end and front end plugins differ in the way of testing and the level of user interaction. Especially when it comes to front end (and visual, interaction targetted), optimizing DOM access, performance and memory management can take forever – with repeating sandwich of design-code-test. You may start the project with one robust hierarchy of element arrangement and end with different hierarchy to achieve performance across multiple browsers / devices.

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LCweb says

It depends on the size of the project. I’ve done FontPress in three/four days .. while for the huge Global Gallery I worked for 7 weeks

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