How long does it take to make a website?

How long does it take to make a website?

You might be wondering how long does it take to make a website?

There are many factors which affect how long it takes to make a website. These include:

  • How long or complex the website is. An online shop with 100 products will take far longer than a single page website with minimal information.
  • Do you have all the information you require for your website? Do you have the content for your website ready, or will we need to write it for you?
  • How many people will be involved in the process? The more people involved, the longer it will take and the more likely it will be that your project scope and budget will need revision. Why is this? Simple – more people mean more opinions and more time spent on the website.
  • How long the feedback process is. If we’re working with decisive key people, we can turn the website around in a tighter timeframe. But if there are delays on feedback, then the website launch date is delayed.

A website milestone schedule and timeline

Below is a basic timeline for website design and development. The biggest roadblocks to a smooth website design process are content creation and the approval process.

The timeframes below indicate basic timelines and exclude additional feedback and response time. We will only start the build once we have the final and approved content, so the start date will be determined by when you can supply the content.

Phase 1Website consultation and sitemap architecture5 days
Phase 2Content generationTBC
Phase 3Setup and implementation5 days
Phase 4Design and Customisation10 days*
Phase 5Testing and Go Live7 days*
Total design and development time excluding content generation27 days**


*If this is for a product-based website, then this phase will take longer
**All days above are indicated as working days and are based on a pre-agreed time schedule. They exclude feedback time and are based on us receiving full and final content prior to the website build.


Are you interested in reading more about our website design offerings? Check out the following articles:

All you need to know before you get started with your new website

How to plan your website

Website questions and answers – the website FAQ

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