Actually, how long it takes to build a website depends on the type of website project, language version, terminal version, website column functions, website design requirements, website construction company's ability level, website production precision, project operation process, and modification feedback time.
1、 First, let's talk about the types of website projects
Normally, a single language version and single user terminal enterprise website takes about 1-2 months, a mall system takes about 1-3 months, a portal website takes about 2-5 months, and other customized websites depend on the situation.
2、 Language version
Many customers not only need to make a simplified Chinese version, but also need to make English, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, traditional, and so on. It can be imagined that making multiple versions will definitely take more time than a single version, and the normal increase in working hours for an additional version will be about 20%.
3、 User terminal version
User terminals are divided into computer PC end, mobile phone end, responsive website, tablet website, etc. If you need to create a PC+mobile website, because the mobile end needs to be redesigned, front-end production, program docking, etc., the time needs to be increased by about 50% from the basic time. If you use responsive website building method at once, the time is similar to PC+mobile phone.
4、 The column functions of the website
A normal corporate website has columns such as homepage, company introduction, product display, news center, contact us, etc. However, if a download center, engineering case, membership center, solution, talent recruitment, employee world, product purchase, etc. are added, the workload will definitely vary. Generally, if there are more columns, the time will be longer.
5、 Design requirements for websites
The design requirements are related to the industry and customers. Some have high design requirements, and the initial draft time for designers is longer, and the modification time is also longer. Because there are no standards for the design, some website design projects can be determined in 1-2 drafts, but some require 3-5 drafts, so the time required is definitely different.
6、 Ability level of website construction companies
Some companies have high levels of design and technical proficiency among their employees, which naturally leads to a faster pace of development. However, some companies recruit newly graduated employees, which is definitely a slower pace of development.
7、 The level of precision in website production
A website involves a lot of details, and every detail is done in place and roughly completed. Based on my ten years of website development experience, the workload can be doubled, such as considering maintenance factors, adding ALT to each image, customizing the title, preventing text overflow, browser compatibility, preventing machine messages, page loading speed, and so on.
8、 Project operation process
This is actually related to the operational model of website construction companies. Some companies provide confirmation to customers step by step, such as designing the homepage for customer confirmation and designing the inner page for customer confirmation, while others produce a first draft at once. If there are few modifications, the latter will be faster, but if there are many modifications, the latter may need to be redone. Another issue is that some companies rely on customer service or business integration with customers, rather than direct integration between designers and technology. There may be errors in the process, resulting in slow information transmission and longer construction periods.
9、 Modify feedback time
Sometimes, although the website construction company passes internal testing, the final reviewer is still the customer. Each customer has different preferences and aesthetic standards, and there will definitely be some modifications. If the feedback time for modifications is too long, it will also affect the project cycle.