Generally it is thought that for a professional website development company creating a website would not be a big deal. Any company providing web development services would finish off a job within no time once the client provides the general directions. This, however, is a common misconception. The following points would help you understand the reason why creating a website takes so much time.
Creating a Custom Website Design
The first phase in developing a website is creating a website design. Most people look for web design services that offer affordable website design. Mainly there are two options when you talk about website designs, the ready to use website design templates and the custom website designs.
The difference between the two is the cost factor and the customize-ability of the later according to the client’s specifications. The ready to use website design templates cost a lot less than the custom website designs. Another misconception which a lot of people believe is that ready made templates are inferior by any way than customized designs. In fact, most of these ready to use templates are designed professionally better than some custom designs.
If you go for a custom design it would cost you more both in terms of time and money. The designing process usually involves having two or more sample designs being created for the client to chose from. Even after choosing a design you still may want to make some changes which again would take more time for the design to be finalized.
Creating HTML Pages
Custom website designs are initially created in PSD format and have to be converted to HTML in order to be served over the internet. Greater the number of pages more time it takes to convert them to HTML. On the other hand the ready to use website design templates are already built using HTML and do not need further conversion.
Content Creation and Collection
Somethings are easier said than done, creating content for your website may seem a relatively easy job. However, it is a commonly observed that most of the times if this part is left for the client to furnish, it usually takes a lot more time than anticipated. Some companies offer content creation as part of their website development services.