The first thing to do is to listen to the customer, understand their needs, their requirements. Understand what type of site it needs, what pages are needed to tell its story, services and products.
It is crucial to take into account the budget the client has available to propose the right solution, perhaps one that can grow gradually and can be implemented step by step.
Retrieve materials: logo, text, images, list of services, links to social pages to be able to allow a link to the website, slogan.
At this point we proceed to set up the website starting with the “building blocks,” the “engine” of the website, I mean the CMS.
CMS (content management system) is a content management system.
To create a website, one starts with a CMS to speed up its implementation by reducing its cost and development time.
Speeding up development time does not mean zeroing it out; creating a website still takes time, but compared to the old days (we are talking about the 2000s) the way of working has changed considerably. With CMSs some basic features such as authentication to the site administration area are ready-made and page creation is more simplified.
For a standard presentation website, with the classic menu items HOME, ABOUT US, SERVICES, NEWS, CONTACTS, one can assume a delivery time frame within a month if all the required materials are delivered, a time frame that is multiplied in the case of more complex sites or e-commerce. The time it takes to build a website depends on the functionality the client requires.