How long does it take to create a website for a company? Why can’t it be done in 2 hours? In general, you can do anything. The question is, what effect will you achieve in that way? When it comes to building a corporate website, we certainly care about its professional appearance, high usability and customer friendliness. Then there’s no exception, you have to be patient. Although this is of course a relative concept.
It all depends!
It cannot be assumed that a website creation of two companies from the same industry will be at a similar time. It all depends on what the customer expects. The lead time can vary from a few days for a simple website up to several months for large projects with extensive features.
An interactive agency can specify the estimated lead time only after reading the site specifications. What determines the time of website construction? First of all, it depends on How complex we want the website to be. In practice, the more subpages, the more work for the contractor. If you only need a business card or a landing page, the lead time itself is significantly reduced. However, if there is to be a separate subpage for each service, plus an extensive map with product availability and a mini AI in the form of live-chat, then the fun is much more Complicated and Time consuming.
Do we need something big?
Very complex websites look effective, but it’s worth considering whether our company needs something like that. In many industries, the website is supposed to play a purely informative role, and all additional graphic elements, and even more so animation, only irritate the project and extend its implementation time.
It will take much less time to build a page with basic tabs, such as Contact, About us, Price list and Offer, than with promotional videos, presentation of the production process and a map of completed investments.
What is worth waiting for?
A good quality interactive agency will launch the website together with its dedicated content administration system. This is a very good solution for clients, because it allows them to fully use the potential of the site in the future. From the CMS level, we can supplement content without wasting funds or time asking the contractor for it. This element of the project is definitely worth waiting a few days longer for.
So how long?
Assuming that the website will be created on the basis of a dedicated CMS, a template tailored to individual preferences and will not be too extensive in terms of graphics, the lead time in an average-sized agency should not exceed 30 business days. Very advanced projects are created much longer. Remember that recognized agencies have a lot of clients, so they must share resources between several projects.