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 1||Website consultation and sitemap architecture||5 days|
|Phase 2||Content generation||TBC|
|Phase 3||Setup and implementation||5 days|
|Phase 4||Design and Customisation||8 days*|
|Phase 5||Testing and Go Live||5 days*|
|Total design and development time excluding content generation||23 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.
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