How Long Does It Take?

To Design and Build a Website

How Long Does It Take?
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How long does it take to design and build a website?

There is no hard and fast rule to creating a website - it depends! We will need to create a specific brief in order to estimate the time required. There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a website - from the discovery and research phase, all the way to the polished product, each stage is dependant on both the client and the developer.

It's tricky to predict

No two projects are the same. Each and every project is tailored to the client and their business. The website may take 4 weeks, it make take 14 weeks, depending on the requirement.

What factors into the length of development?

Fewer pages with less functionality will take the least amount of time, and will therefore be the cheapest option. A full application with complex animations / calculations will take much longer and will therefore be more expensive. The largest contributing factors are:

  • Number of Pages
  • Complexity of features
  • Integration with other systems and services required - Do you need to take payments or get data from another platform?
  • Design requirements - Do you already have strong branding and corporate identity guidelines, or are you starting from scratch?
  • Content - Have you already prepared content / do you have a content writer dedicated to the project?

The Process

The process is fairly dynamic in reponse to the project requirements. As a general rule, we will be using this structure:

Discovery

1 to 2 Weeks

We will get to know you, your business, and the project. We will get everything organised and conduct market research.

UX Design

0 to 2 Weeks

After we gather all of the relevant information, it's time to get started on the skeleton of your future website/application. We focus on the customer journey and how they will get guided through the website.

UI Design

0 to 2 Weeks

User Interface design is when the visual part of your application comes to life. At the end of this phase, we provide you with an design prototype that includes all previously agreed templates and take your feedback.

Development

1 to X Weeks

Once the design is signed off, we’re ready to get coding! We build your new website to the agreed specification and mockup, then provide you with a preview link once everything is ready.

QA & Testing

1 to 2 Weeks

Now that you have access to the site preview, it’s time for the final testing and polishing of your new website before we go live. Here we allow one consolidated round of feedback and give you time to finalise the content.

Launch

The day has arrived - Let’s pop the bubbly and celebrate.

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