How long does a website take to build?

The time required to build a website can be influenced by many factors.

So... How long does it take to build a website?

There are so many factors that it is almost impossible to say how long a website should take to build.

For example, how many pages will the website contain? Will it be used to promote your services or to sell products and handle secure online payments?

Will it require a CMS (content management system), or a searchable database of content or a list of subscribers which will grow as more people fill out their details on your website?

Will you be providing your own website content and images, or will you be relying on the web designer to do that on your behalf? Will you require your website to tap into your social media feeds such as Twitter, so it displays your latest or selected Tweets?

There are many other variables too, but websites can typically take between 1 and 8 weeks to produce, although you will find some web designers who will produce very cheap websites quickly.

Those often have many corners cut in order to speed up the process and keep costs down, but the results, performance and reliability can be poor and many such website owners end up having their websites rebuilt.

What about AI?

You might have heard that websites can now be built using AI. That's true, but you need to anticipate the lack of control, styling, editorial input, the ability to update content, add or change images, and make it mobile friendly.

What if it goes wrong? Can it be fixed? Who will fix it? How much will that cost?

So bearing those points in mind...

If you're tied for time, on a really tight budget, and aren't particularly concerned how your website looks, behaves, and how it represents your business, an AI generated website could be ideal for you.

Just be careful!

Why not call Targa for an informal chat on 01406 373511 or email Email?

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