We hope you enjoy reading the MEANit blog with all the guides and tips. If you want our team to help with your web presence click here

The articles here will give you everything you need to plan, design, develop, market and maintain your website, if you have the time required – Enjoy.

Building and Designing a Website, how long does it take for a new website?

Small Business WebsiteShort answer:

One week to do the actual development – maybe two depending on the size of the project.

Longer answer:

Designing and Building a Website takes from 4 to 8 weeks on average. Initially, the chosen web design agency needs to ask loads of questions about you, your company, the services or products you offer, your market, what problem do you solve and for whom. How will this website benefit you or your clients? Why are you building it? What results do you expect?

The agency has to determine if you need a website, what type of website do you need at this time, then write up a simple proposal with an estimate for you to consider.
Then if you take them on, they will write up a Brief or plan for you to approve. They will then draw a wireframe or sitemap or layout for you to approve. Then they move on to do a mockup design or prototype for your approval, before the go to actual development.

We schedule a week within the 4 weeks from the date we get the final content.

During all that time, you need to gather all your website content as in photos and text, whilst they will be doing discovery for you.  You might engage them, just to do the Discovery initially. They cannot or should not start any development until you have given them all the content you want in the website – text and photos for all pages. That content is your responsibility to gather, unless you want to engage them to do that for you too, as an extra service, IF they offer it.

Imagine the web design agency is the builder, so they build the house based on the agreed architects plans or layout, but you have to bring the furniture, as in the content, photos and text etc.

Once the site is built and all the content is added, then move on to testing before actually doing the search engine optimisation before going live and testing.

And there is more… See our short guide  What to do before you build a website



Do you want more traffic?

Hi, at MEANit we help 40 ‘Professional Services Businesses‘ to be effective online annually. Will your business be one of the 40 in 2021?


Written by Michael MacGinty

Michael is a well known speaker, author and coach on how to use the web to grow a business. He is also WP Elevation certified as a Digital Business Consultant.
Blog Categories
Domain and Hosting
Digital Marketing Tips
Website Design
Platforms – Business Website CMS
Professional Websites
Website Solutions
Plug-ins and Extensions
Support and Security
Frequently Asked Website Questions
In The Media
Social Media
Website Tips
Business Tips

Get ‘loved’ by

MEANit Web Design SEO Google Logo

You May Also Like…