Website Development and Time.
How long does it take to develop a website?
09/8/14 Written by JC Rucker
One question every site builder and developer will get right off the bat is, “How long will it take?”. Understandably, most small business owners are extremely busy. They more than likely are balancing a home life with a work life. We understand that, and that’s the reason we enjoy working with small businesses. We know you see direct impact everyday with your business so we are more than eager to show you that in our work.
However, time tables on website development can be more guesswork than actuality. In my opinion though, every step from design to launch can be expedited or hindered by the actions of a client and their interactions with the developer. So below is an explanation on the time it takes to develop a website and why, and also a tip on how to keep timetables relative to your expectations.
Length of Development vs. Content
Sometimes in this industry a client’s requirements can be simple enough and the entire process from concept to launch can take only a few weeks of the developer’s time. That being said, the more complicated a site gets, by adding more and more content, the longer the process will take. Two examples of this are exhibited from our portfolio. For a site such as we did for Cardinal Tattoo, a Tennessee based tattoo parlor, the requirements were simple enough, with only a few pages of content, so the process for a site like that can take from a few weeks to a month.
Then there can me much more content heavy sites such as Global Habesha, a website that integrates social content as well as news, video, audio and news. A site with this much content involving embedded media and much more can take up to a few months. It’s all about how much content you want that will determine how long it takes.
What can I do to make sure my needs are met?
When you come to a company such as Creative Clarity keep in mind that we’re just like you. We’re a rowing business with employees working hard to provide a service. We want to help you and will help you and as long as both parties remember this things go smoothly. There are a few to remember though that many forget.
You’re not the only client. That being said, it should go without question that development time is also affected by other projects current developers are working on.
Have a plan first, and specify when to be updated. The biggest hindrance in a design process can often be yourself. If you go into the process with a plan and you make sure that before it starts all your requirements are met, then you won’t have to stop in or call as much. The developers will know when you want them to update you.
Be active, but not too active. It’s your website so you have every right to call and ask any questions you want. We’ll answer them often right away. We love to be responsive to your needs, but make sure you lay out all your needs from the beginning. If during the process you change your mind and are often wanting changes, you will delay the process.
All in all the process can be affected by both parties, but if we work hand in hand and make sure we do everything it takes to accomplish all our goals, client and developer’s, we’re sure that we can meet your expectations without you feeling like you’re just waiting on an indefinite time clock.
So give us a call at 615-454-5678 and let’s get your website needs taken care of, or email us at email@example.com and tell us if your current site needs work. We’re here and ready to make your dreams, any size, become reality.