To summarise this blog, we at Ireland Website Design can safely say that on average, we can build a website for you in 8 – 10 weeks. This can take anything up to (and sometimes slightly over) 120 hours spread out over these weeks to action and complete.
If we were left to our own devices the above timeframe is accurate. Yet it is the collaboration between our understandably busy clients and their individual website builds that can halt this process and slow down proceedings. If you as a client have all of the content, text and scheduled availability to meet, review and provide feedback at various stages of the build, the process runs smooth and on time making everybody involved happy.
Therefore with questions such as ‘How long will it take to build my website?’ and ‘How much will it cost to build my website?’; we can only be honest with you and give estimates as opposed to definite answers. The true answer arguably reflects back to you as the client.
This is simply because every website is different – therefore the time and cost involved with each project vary on a case-by-case basis. That being said, we can discuss an estimated timeline with you once we hear what you would like done. If the project is then agreed upon, we conduct a comprehensive discovery progress to ascertain the optimum ways to design, build and launch your website to see it survive and thrive in the online environment and be strong enough to face your business competitors.
If you want to truly stand out from the crowd and project a strong and personalised brand image, a bespoke website is the way to go (what we at Ireland Website Design specialise in). With this, we first have to put a customised framework in place to build your website upon. This consists of a dedicated amount of time coding, building, tweaking and testing an operating system and suitable content management system (CMS) tailored to you, your needs and also keeping in mind the scope of your technical abilities once your website is finished and handed over to you.
Once this is in place, we start to add your desired layouts, content and functionality to fit the brief that is agreed upon. This can take the longest part of the website build timewise as often designers and developers must wait for the client to submit content and feedback at each stage to be sure that all parties are happily moving in the same direction. Some may think that web developers are slow at what they do, but this is not the case. A website build requires patient collaboration to ensure that the client is 100% happy with the finished result – the experts who can design websites are professional and competent workers and can work at an expedited pace if required as they are proficient in their field.
At Ireland Website Design, we have the team and tools in place to deliver your website at the agreed upon deadline. Yet often, it can be a delay in communication with the client or lack of content and feedback from them which can slow things down. That is why it is recommended to consider branding and copywriting services as part of your website design package. This then lessens the pressure on the client to provide and proof each and every detail, instead of being only required for the more major decisions and revisions that the project undergoes.