How long does website design take?

“How long does website design take?” Directly behind cost, time remains one of the top considerations of clients here at OSC Web Design.

Whether it be that their business is heading into it’s busy season, they’re a start-up responsible for answering to investors, or they simply don’t want to drag out their web design project – we understand that a clear timeline is an absolute must.

So, how long does website design take? Anywhere from 10 days to 6 months.

I know, I know. It’s a very wide range. Like cost, there’s no one-fits-all approach for web design timelines.

The speed of website design can vary significantly depending on your project’s complexity, the time it takes you to provide necessary details (like content), and your website designer’s current workload.

Under time constraints?

If you’re in a hurry to wrap up your business’s website design, there’s no need to worry. Simply make it clear to your web designer that you need the website launched by x date and see if they’re able to accomplish this.

After they’ve committed to your deadline, be sure that the arrangement is outlined in your contract. Some people are good at their word, and some people… aren’t.

Options We Present to Clients

We can’t speak for every web design company out there, but we can outline the options we present to clients when asked ‘how long does website design take?’. After years of trial and error, we’ve found that most businesses’ needs fit into one of the follow two packages.

Casco Bay Package: Custom and Speedy

Time it takes: As little as 10 days

Clients best suited for this: Small businesses, those under strict time constraints, anyone looking for the most bang for their buck.

With this package, we start by listening carefully to your preferences and requirements. Our designer creates a custom mock-up of your new homepage and inner pages, and we critique it thoroughly amongst ourselves. The design is then presented to you for feedback/changes.

In order to speed up the web design process, we’ve created a template that we use to build these websites on. No two Casco Bay Packages are alike and pages are completely customized, this just speeds up the development process since coding is unnecessary.

how long does web design take?
A recent design built with our Casco Bay package.

What’s included:

  • Responsive website.
  • Custom design.
  • Features like interactive maps, job applications, photo galleries, a blog, and much more can be tied directly into the design.
  • eCommerce platform added at a reasonable extra charge.

View an example: Southern Maine Remodeling

Peak’s Island: Unique Needs

Time it takes: 1 month – 6 months

Clients best suited for this: Those in need of more complex web design features or functions.

If your project requires more advanced features, our Peak’s Island package is likely best for you. In this, we design your custom website and code it from scratch as well.

How long does website design take?
Our client ‘Get Social Posts’ needed a custom ad purchasing and scheduling function for their social media accounts.

What’s included:

  • Everything included in Casco Bay Package.
  • Advanced functions and features.

View an example: J.B. Gottstein


If you have questions on ‘how long does website design take?’, the best way to find out is to ask! Website designers want your business and they’ll be willing to work with you to meet your unique goals.

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