Delayed, suspended, and abandoned web design projects

Project delays are very problematic and costly to both, the client and our web development team.

A web design project is suspended in ANY of the following cases:

  • Temporary Suspension Request: The client may request a temporary suspension of the project, not exceeding 90 days (3 months).
  • Lack of Communication: If there is a significant lack of communication between the client and the web design team for an extended period, with no progress or updates being made.
  • Non-Payment: In the event that the client fails to make payments as agreed upon, resulting in the web design team being unable to proceed with the project.

A web design project is considered abandoned in ANY of the following cases:

  • Failure to Reactivate Temporary Suspension: If the client does not reactivate the temporarily suspended project within 180 days (6 months).
  • Missed Deadlines: If the client repeatedly fails to meet the agreed-upon deadlines or does not provide the required content or resources within a reasonable timeframe, indicating a lack of commitment or interest in the project.
  • Lack of Communication: If there is a prolonged period without any communication between the client and the web development company. This includes situations where the client does not respond to requests for feedback, clarification, or necessary information.

What Happens When a Project is Abandoned?

When a project is abandoned, it is considered terminated. A backup of the project will be maintained for 180 days (6 months) from the abandonment date.

How to Reactivate an Abandoned Project?

Terminated projects are considered complete, so a new project and/or contract will need to take place.

If the client decides to revive the project after it has been abandoned, they should contact the development team to discuss the situation.

Based on the assessment of our development team, the client will receive a quote for the new project development.

Why an Abandoned Project Clients Need to Sign a New Contract?

Abandoned projects require a new contract for several reasons:

Technological Advancements: Technology evolves rapidly, and the outdated technologies used in the original project may no longer be viable or efficient. To meet current industry standards and deliver a modern user experience, newer frameworks, programming languages, or design principles may need to be implemented.

Responsive Design and Adaptability: The emergence of new screen sizes for desktop and mobile devices necessitates responsive design practices. The abandoned project may not have accounted for these new screen sizes, requiring a new contract to incorporate responsive design and ensure adaptability.

Changes in Requirements: The client’s requirements, goals, or branding may have changed since the initial project, necessitating a fresh contract to reflect updated expectations and deliverables.

By signing a new contract, both parties ensure alignment, address technological or design advancements, and establish a clear roadmap for reactivating the project.


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