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How Long Will it Take to Build My Website?

added on Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 16:15pm


Tagged: Advice, Websites



How Long Will it Take to Build My Website?
When building a website the time frame can vary quite a lot. There are many factors as to how long a website will take to build. Generally our process involves three parts;

Part 1 - Meeting, Website Brief / Requirements

It's not always easy to find a date and time that suits both parties but its an important step as we need to compile a clear list of requirements that you have.

Part 2 - Design and Mock up

Once we've met up and thrown around some ideas its time to design the website and create a mock up for you to see. Depending on the requirements then the design time can vary. You may be completely over the moon with the mock up or have a few design ideas of your own you'd like to see on the website - this would then be a bit of extra time to go back and make some changes.

Part 3 - Development

Once we have a design mocked up which you are happy with then we can build the website. Again, depending on the features and requirements can sway the development time.

Let's talk about some key factors in the website building time frame;

1. Budget

You may be starting a new business and have a limited budget to begin with or it may be that you have a budget to start the website but not complete it. This could then put a strain on the time because you are waiting for some revenue to put into completing the website.

2. Functionality

A website can be a simple information tool or a more complex system with ecommerce functionality, search features, website management and other custom built solutions.

3. Work load

It may be that we are completely snowed under but you know our reputation and love our ideas so are willing to wait. This could cause a slight delay on the design or development aspect.

4. Going live

Going live is what it says on the tin. Once we have built the website, tested it and you are happy with it then we can go live and let the public in. This is normally a fast and seamless process but normally requires a few fiddly bits such as updating domain name servers, setting up and testing email.

5. You

If you disappear while we are building the website then there is a good chance that can cause time delays. We may need you to confirm some details such as a WorldPay key or maybe we are ready to go live but just need you to add the content in.

Generally building a website is a pretty smooth and time efficient process.

If you are interested in our website design services or any other service then please feel free to get in touch via email: thrive@hattrickmedia.co.uk or telephone: 01476576839