Does it Take to Design a Website?
As a professional web designer, I'm often asked how long it
usually takes to design or redesign a website. The answer is
that it depends on how complex you want your new website to
Factors that decide how long it takes:
The quality of the graphics
The number of pages the
site will have
If the design company is
writing your text
The number of revisions you
The first step a web
designer takes is usually to find out what you need in a
website. That may include the pages you want (services, about
us), and the colors you like. This information can usually be
provided over the phone, by email, or in a meeting in just one
The next step is the graphic design. A designer will create a
sample of your new website for you to approve. Most companies
will take several weeks, or even a month, to design your
sample. Keep in mind that a good design company is usually
working on several projects at once. For that reason, they
aren't just working on your site, and need time to develop it.
What happens if you don't like the sample? When you make a
revision request, it can take days or possibly weeks for the
design firm to come up with a revised sample for you. Before
you start a project, be sure to ask the company if they will
charge extra for revisions. Many companies offer one or two
changes to your site for free, but large fees if you keep
Once a layout is approved, the different pages of your site
must be created. This often takes a few weeks, but could take
longer if you ask the design firm to write your site's text
for you. If you provide them with text for the different
pages, the process may go quicker. If your website sells
products, extra time may be needed to add all of them to a
shopping cart system.
So how much time will it take to complete your project? On
average, most design companies will have your website
completed in six to twelve weeks.
You're probably wondering if that's a long time. Well, it is.
We're Delta Creations. It usually takes us one week to design
your sample. Once you approve the sample of your website, it
usually only takes three days or less to create all of the
pages for your site. Of course, this process can take longer
if you make more than a few change requests. It can also take
a bit longer if you need extra time to send us photos and text
needed for the site.
How do we finish your project so fast?
The answer is easy. Most design companies overestimate how
much time it will take to design your site. If they tell you
that it will take eight weeks, but they finish it in five, it
makes them look like they did you a favor.
Many designers bite off more than they can chew. When they
take on too many projects at once, your website ends up on the
backburner. Instead of taking fewer projects that they can
complete quickly, they end up swamped with work, and spend as
many as two months trying to finish your project. We take a
few select projects at a time, so that we can dedicate more
time to your project in the first two weeks.
Communication is also a big issue. Normally, you tell your
ideas and suggestions to a salesperson or customer service
worker. Then that person has to pass the information along to
a designer. It takes time, and sometimes information is lost
along the way. At Delta Creations, only your web designer will
speak to you personally. Only your web designer will email
No pushy sales talk. No uncaring tech support. You will
communicate directly with the person responsible for your
project, from the very first call or email.
Questions About Website Design?
Give Delta Creations a call
today. We have developed over 370 websites since 2001,
and can provide you with free answers to your web design
questions. Our company designs websites for clients
across the United States. Please call 225-337-4360 now
for a free quote, or you may also
email us for other answers to your questions.