How Many Hours It Takes To Build A Website
Essential Web Design Considerations for 2021. Why you need one and why you need to hire a professional
Essential Web Design Considerations for 2021
You’ll want to aim for your pages in three seconds or less. That’s because many visitors will abandon your site if it hasn’t loaded within three seconds. But obviously, the lower you can get that number, the better.
Every second matters; if your site doesn’t load in four seconds or less, 25% of those who navigated to your site will have left.
39% of visitors will stop engaging with a website if images won’t load or take too long to load.
It takes only about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05 seconds!) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave.
If given 15 minutes to consume content, two-thirds of people would instead read something beautifully designed than something plain.
It takes 6 seconds for a user’s eyes to land on the area of a website that most influences their first impression.
Users spend an average of 94 seconds looking at a website’s main image.
Users spend an average of 59 seconds looking at a website’s written content.
38% of visitors will stop engaging with a website if the content or layout is unattractive.
57% of internet users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed website on mobile. #topdigital
We all have to be budget-conscious when running a business. The time invested in building that business is essential. Hours lost to preparing content, writing blogs, sending emails, and designing your website can never be replaced. The mental effort to grab everything and do it all is tempting, but in the long run, a thankless and often frustrating task for business owners. Build slowly, start with the website first, of course, and then add social media. Social media always seems to be the “easy” one for new business owners. It is the hardest one. It is relentless, frustrating, and the rewards are, at best, these days, negligible unless you have invested in ads. It takes a small business owner about 35 hours each week to work in a dedicated daily routine on their social media. It seems too much to hire an expert to do it, but it is worth it in the long run. The research content, write blogs (4 to 5 hours), schedule and post your business information, and run ads. It is challenging work and requires creativity, persistence, and optimism. Social media is branding, marketing, not sales. Be consistent, and it will pay off over the long haul. Once again, in the long haul, there is no magic trick to social media.
If built by a web developer, website builds average between 200 to 2,000 hours, depending on the size and scope of the client request.
If a business owner is building a website, it will take them about 400 hours or about 20 weeks to build a 6 to an 8-page website with all of the bells and whistles. An e-commerce website would be even more.
That would include:
For the web developer – based on project scope, experience level, and quality expectations
What drives development time: (from #impact)
- Number of unique page templates
- Sections per page
- Content moving
- Features – Front-End
- Features – Backend
Quality expectations from a web developer would include (from #impact)
- Easy maintenance
- Easy backend navigation – training is usually a part of this for the client.
- Fast and smooth animations
- Optimization on all browsers and devices
- Website page loading instantly
- Perfect alignment, and spacing of the elements on the website.
Home – 10 hours plus – 3 to 5 sections, plus a header and footer (subject to change based on customization). A single section without special features takes about 1 to 2 hours.
Front End features – Sliders/Parallax/ animations and trendy web design add ons. 2 to 8 hours. A custom scroll is 1 to 2 hours.
Back End features – Event calendar (8 hours), Premium themes (8 hours), user roles (4 to 16 hours)
Woo Commerce (8 to 16 hours avg) – Most projects could take up to 20 hours for customization and adding additional features.
Services – 6 hours plus
Blog page – 6 hours plus
Blog post – 4 hours plus
Contact Us – 4 hours plus
Content moving – 15 minutes to 20 minutes per page. / 6 hours per 20 pages
Factors to calculate
Overall – hourly rate, # of unique page templates, # of pages to be moved.
Front End Features – custom responsive menu, sliders, pop-ups, custom scroll and scrolling effects, custom animations, background video, parallax per page, AJAX load more, AXJ filter forms
Backend features – woo-commerce, event calendar, WPML, premium theme, user roles, groups.
It takes time and hard work to develop quality websites for clients. If you have questions or comments or need a quote for a website or digital marketing, feel free to contact me at any time!
- This focuses on a WordPress project. (Expect about 10 hours less for Wix or Squarespace)
- Design, SEO, content creation, social media are factors that add time to the project and cost more. Add 30 hours.
- These hours assume no scope creep (client requests and content from the client are on time as per the project). Add 25 to 30 hours for scope creep.
- Estimated hours are internal quality assurance that works and not a first revision (scope creep). I allow three modifications for clients.
- No cost is involved here, just time and how that may then affect cost.
Why hire Deeg Consulting – What I do for you.
I offer several options for high-quality websites from basic to e-commerce at competitive prices and quick delivery schedules, find my pricing page here. I am available to answer your questions and concerns. Contact me at deeg consulting.