Everything worth doing takes time, and this also holds true for website design. We understand that you are ready to get your business off the ground right now and we can help with that. Our goal is to help you build your brand in a way that engages your customer base and promotes your message. Our creative team is able to provide our clients with an efficiently designed website that will give their brand a competitive edge. Using modern web design methods, they will also give consumers the information they need within a few clicks. Now, you may be wondering just how long this process actually takes. Let’s take a closer look at how long it takes WebDeveloperLondon.com to design and build a website that is production-ready.
How Long Does A Custom Web Design Take?
The straightforward answer is that it can take as little as two weeks or as long as two months or more to create a custom-designed website. A lot of little details go into building a website from scratch for commercial use. Fledgling brands have one set of needs while well-established brands have another. As might be expected, there are brands that fall somewhere in the middle that may have an altogether different set of needs. Basically, the turnaround time will depend on what your company needs, and how detailed of a website you are looking to build. If you want a more accurate time quote, feel free to reach out to anyone on our web design team for an estimate.
Getting Your Brand Online
For clients looking to launch a website or those looking to overhaul an existing site, chances are you want it done quickly. Developing a custom site from the ground up with a professional web design team takes time, however, the results are worth the wait. When you hire the professionals here at WebDeveloperLondon to handle your web design project, not only will you be able to launch your site quicker, but it will also be more efficient.
What Goes Into Designing A Website?
While we can’t give you an exact time frame in this post without comprehending your specific needs, we can give you an idea of where to get started. It is important to have a specific look in mind and know what type of functionality you want for your brand before you think about hiring a design team. Once you have the basics in mind, you will need to contact our team and articulate your thoughts, ideas, needs, and of course, your budget.
The process of getting your needs and wants down on paper can take anywhere from a couple of days, to a couple of weeks. This part of the process will depend on your schedule and the clarity in which your ideas are expressed. With that step out of the way, our team will put together some ideas and a plan of action. This will include colours, fonts, page lengths, functionality, logo design, and any other details specific to your brand. You will have a chance to review, provide feedback, and make changes as needed. This part of the process will usually take a week or two. For complex projects, this part of the process may take more than expected.
Checking Out The Wireframes
The bulk of the web design process goes towards hammering out the fine details of the brand image and message. Once those are all in order, then our expert design team will generate a mockup website for you to review. These wireframes are a great way to get a visual look at your website before the heavy work is done. At this point, making changes or additions is encouraged. If you are not sure about parts of your website at this point, you can ask for suggestions or even pause the project until you gain clarity. This part of the development process is usually quick. It can take from a few days or as long as a week to move on to the next stage.
Web Design & Development
Once the wireframes have been approved, it is time for our London web designers to start working their magic. The design process will truly get started and though there will be back and forth between the brand and developers, things will progress. The site will start getting coded, pages built out, branding populated, and more. Depending on your specific branding needs, the addition of eCommerce functionality, community tools, and other advanced features will also be added at this juncture. A lot of testing goes on during this part of the process, and for clients, it’s just a waiting game. On our end, however, the team will be working overtime to ensure that your website is perfectly polished and professional. Depending on the complexity and size of the project, this part of the process can take anywhere from a week to four weeks to complete.
Final Revisions and Launch
After extensive testing, the site will be reviewed with the client, you, for launch. During this part of the process, the client will have access to the full website. It will for all intents and purposes be fully functional. This final round of website revisions will allow clients to get a feel for how their customers will navigate their website. If there are changes that need to be made or revisions that need to be completed, this is the time. In most cases, there are only a few revisions required if any and they are typically cosmetic. We are always thrilled to make changes to ensure that your finished product tells the story that you want your brand to portray. Do you want to change the colours or the font? No problem! Perhaps you want to include or delete some pages on your site? We have you covered. This part of the process is the quickest and typically will be completed within two to three days. Once you provide the final approval, your professionally designed custom website will be ready for public launch.