How long does it take to launch a website?

So, you're ready to take the plunge and launch a brand new website for your business or personal venture? Exciting times ahead! Let's take a moment to walk through the journey ahead and estimate the time it'll take to bring your digital vision to life.
Elisabeth Donoghue

Elisabeth Donoghue

Long story short, most websites take at least seven weeks to launch. While estimates of time will vary throughout the year based on our workload, adding complexity can extend the baseline to launch out to as much as 28 weeks, depending on the level of integration required.

So without further ado, here’s how much time it will take to launch your new, high-quality, user-tested website from Human Factor Digital:

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First things first, let’s get the ball rolling! Once you’ve made your deposit, we’ll be in touch to schedule a kickoff meeting. We aim to kick off your project the next business day after receiving your deposit.

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In our kickoff meeting, we’ll get to know each other better and dive into the specifics of your project. We’ll discuss your goals, target audience, design preferences, and any must-have features. This meeting sets the stage for the entire project.

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With your input from the kickoff meeting, our design team will start bringing your vision to life. This stage involves creating mockups and prototypes to capture the look and feel of your new website.

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Once we’ve crafted the initial designs, we’ll schedule a concept review meeting to present our ideas to you. This is your chance to provide feedback and suggestions for any tweaks or revisions.

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After incorporating your feedback, we’ll schedule a concept approval meeting to ensure we’re aligned on the final design direction. Once approved, we’ll move on to the next phase.

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Now it’s time to roll up our sleeves and start building your website. Our development team will bring the design to life, incorporating functionality and features to meet your requirements.

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Throughout the production phase, we’ll schedule regular check-in meetings to provide updates on our progress and address any questions or concerns you may have.

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Before we go live, we’ll conduct thorough testing to ensure everything is working as intended. This includes testing for functionality, usability, and compatibility across different devices and browsers.

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As we approach the finish line, we’ll schedule a pre-launch meeting to review the website one last time and ensure everything is in order before going live.

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With everything in place, we’ll set up a staging environment where your website will reside temporarily before the official launch. This allows us to perform final checks and make any last-minute adjustments.

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Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for – the live launch! We’ll schedule a meeting to officially launch your website and celebrate this exciting milestone together.

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Last but not least, we’ll provide training to ensure you feel confident managing your new website. We’ll walk you through the backend, teach you how to make updates, and answer any questions you may have.

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And there you have it – a comprehensive overview of the journey from concept to launch for your new website. While the  timeline may vary depending on the complexity of your project, we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way and delivering a website you’ll be proud to call your own.

Let’s make it happen!

<a href="https://humanfactordigital.com/author/elisabeth/" target="_self">Elisabeth Donoghue</a>

Elisabeth Donoghue

About The Author

As a forward-thinking entrepreneur and digital strategist, I am dedicated to helping people thrive online. I'm passionate about website design, digital services, and branding, so I founded Human Factor Digital to empower companies with impactful digital solutions. From third-party WordPress plugin integrations to comprehensive branding design, we've got your back. With a focus on human-centered design for people who care and projects that matter, I work tirelessly to ensure that my clients achieve their goals and stand out in today's competitive market. Let's connect and explore how we can elevate your digital presence together.