How long does the design process usually take?

The design process can vary in length based on the complexity of the design and how much content the site will have at launch. Different steps take different amount of time as well

  1. Design mockup takes ~1 Month
  2. Content Creation takes 1-2 Months
  3. Main Development takes 2-3 months
  4. Final review takes 1-2 weeks

Overall the process takes approximately 6 to 7 months.

Factors That Affect the Length of the Process

Some of the major factors that will change the time required to complete the design process are the number of pages, the complexity of the design, and the amount of other clients the website design company has. If a large company with many clients is working on your website it may take longer as emergency repairs may draw attention away from your site. If you have many pages on your website it will take longer to fill all of the information into pages. The complexity of your design may increase the time in development when you have many custom design items.

Customer Representatives

One of the most influential things for creation time is customer representatives. Having a Customer representative interacting on behalf of your company. Often the term “Cut out the middleman” is used in this type of scenario. Having a representative often leads to longer wait times for approval for changes made in design.