How long does it take to finish a website?

It depends.

The simple answer is about a month or less for informational and brochure type of websites and about 3 months (give or take) for larger social networking or ecommerce websites.

The breakdown of time estimates and deliverables is as follow:

Brochure websites:

Design: 1-2 weeks

-We need about 2-3 days to come up with a customized homepage concept

-The time depends on how quickly your team gets back to us on edits

-We allocate time for revisions to ensure the website has the exact look and feel you want and need

-Coding in HTML/CSS: 2-3 weeks

- And an additional week if Content Management System is needed

Social Networking and/or E-commerce:

Planning: 2-3 weeks

-Creating a blueprint (spec doc) for the website

-Collaborative process with your team and BFM to determine all the features and functionality your website needs

-Wire frames to determine the layout for design

Design:2-4 weeks

-Photoshop designs to determine the look and feel of the site

-Timing here depends on how quickly we here back from you on edits

Front-end and Back-end Development: 6-8 weeks

-HTML/CSS occurs simultaneously as back-end development of your CMS (in PHP or ASP.Net)

-A more straight forward process than design as there is only one right way to code a site, and our developers code to W3C standards

-Client is given daily updates, but no need for approvals and edits as design was previously approved

Quality Assurance/Testing: 1-2 weeks

-This is done across multiple platforms

o Mac, PC

o Browsers: IE, Firefox, Safari, new and old versions

o All features are working 100%

• We take care of all technicalities: Set up on client hosting, integration, and moving of files/content/databases, etc…


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