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My web developer is taking longer than expected what should I do?

I am having a website build. Although it is a very complicated website, with an ability to design online, In about 11 weeks I have not seen anything new but one PDF Design proof about two weeks ago. Is this normal? 5 weeks ago the developer said there would be three weeks left. When I asked him a week ago when the website would be complete he got upset and said give me time. He will not give me a better estimate of time which is all I want. Any ideas if this is normal?

Asked By: Chase - 3/25/2011
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My first question would be... are you paying for the site? If the answer is yes... fire your web developer. Depending on the complexity of your site, the length of time can vary anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months to 2 years. However, detailed progress reports and communication are a MUST in the web design business. We'... More
Answered By: Micah Potter - 3/25/2011
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Building a website takes time but as a web designer myself, we build websites in steps and show the clients as each step is completed. This keeps the client happy and feeling involved. I would recommend using a different developer next time.
Answered By: alexme - 3/25/2011
 
I've built simple websites before, and making a custom website can take a long time. I'm sure your developer could knock up something quickly if they wanted, but good design takes time. Wanting to give the best possible website, we often have a tendency to overestimate ourselves in terms of how much we can do in a... More
Answered By: Splat - 3/25/2011
 
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