How long will my website take to build?
We often get asked how long a website will take to build, or how long will it take from beginning to completion, so to answer this we made a guide to help you out.
What is the normal turnaround for a CMS?
Generally 2 weeks for the initial design of a small website (up to 10 pages). Once the client has confirmed that they are happy with the design we can continue to design, build and complete the rest of the build. If you send us all the information we need straight away, we can complete your website much sooner!
Although we will give you an approximate date for the build completion, it is difficult to give a definite date at the beginning because there are many factors affecting this and in the end it can leave both designer and client frustrated if the date isn’t met.
Reasons why a website may take longer:
- Not enough information returned, or incomplete forms
- Further design revisions requested
- Bespoke design
- Special features
- Delayed response and feedback on design
What is the normal turnaround for an e-commerce website?
Depending on the scale of the website and special features we are able to turn around a design for e-commerce in 3-4 weeks, but only if we have all the necessary information to put together a design. We generally estimate 4-12 weeks, smaller projects taking 4. If you are commissioning us to add 100′s of products to your website this will also take added time, usually 1-2 weeks.
Why do you offer a start date?
We like to pace ourselves so we can give 100% into every website we design and build – if we had too many projects we wouldn’t be able to give it our all, so we offer start date to allow us to work on multiple projects at once, staggered in stages so we concentrate on each stage for every project. We generally need 1-3 weeks notice on a website depending on how many projects we have at that time. If you need your website in a hurry we can offer a fast track process for an extra fee.
Why does fast track cost more?
On top of our usual work schedule we will need to put in extra hours for your project to make sure we fulfill all of our clients needs. This requires working overtime, often up to midnight! So if your website needs to be turned around in a day or two you’ll be sure we are literally working around the clock to get your project completed, fast!
What do you need to start designing?
We complete a ‘getting to know you’ questionnaire about what you are looking for in a website. Often, clients have a good idea about what they like, such as colour, and we want to make sure we present something that the client wants rather than wasting time and money guessing through countless designs. You may not know what you like, but have a feeling you will know it when you see it; in these cases we will ask for example of other websites or images which you feel are on the right track, this will give us a good idea on what to present in your design.
How do I start a project?
Please call the office on 01332 810 700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to have a chat about what you need, your ideas and your budget to come up with an ideal solution that suits you. We will send out a proposal with more information and present your options. Once you are happy and ready to proceed we will either invite you to a consultation or send out a questionnaire for you to complete. With this information on board we can then begin on your design.
Thanks for reading, I hope you found this information useful and if you have anymore questions about our designing process please feel free to give us a call.