Web Designer and Client

How a Website Designers goes Straight to Hell

EVERYTHING IS COOL IN THE BEGINNING

the client communicates their need. You set expectations.
Enthusiasm and excitement all ’round.
 
CLIENT: the new site will be GREAT!
THE DESIGNERS: Great? It’ll be INCREDIBLE!
It’ll soar like an eagle in outer space!
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THE CLIENT SHOWS YOU THEIR CURRENT WEBSITE.

You both laugh at how terrible it is.

CLIENT: HAHA what a Piece of CRAP!
Our last designer was and IDIOT
THE DESIGNERS: For real! How did this happen?!
This site is a crime against humanity
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YOU RE-DESIGN THE WEBSITE.

It looks nice and works well. This is the high point of the design.

CLIENT: I love it! Looks Amazing! i want to make love to it
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CLIENT: But…

 

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JUST A FEW MINOR CHANGES

CLIENT: So this design is perfect, but I’m the CEO so i feel obligated to make changes to feel like I’ve done my job properly.
Also, I’ll use phrases like “user experience” and “conversion oriented” to sound smart even though I barely know how to use a computer.
Could you make the design “pop” a bit more? It needs to be more “edgy“.
It doesn’t quite feel right.
DESIGNER NOTE: Client have actually Said all these things to me. To this day i still don’t know what “pop” or “edgy” mean in regards to we design. I also don’t know how to design websites based on some else’s feelings.
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MINOR CHANGES START TO ADD UP

Soon they become not-so-minor

So I thought about it, and we definitely want to switch the font back to Comic Sans. Also, can you make a lense flare? Those are very web 2.0
One Other thing: the site definitely needs to be less “liney.” When I look at it, all I see is lines. can you do that ?
DESIGNER NOTE: A client actually said this to me. The design had no horizontal rules or lines of any kind, they were referring to the rectangular shape created by things such as

ortags.
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THE CLIENT GETS OTHERS INVOLVED

“Looks great, but I want to get feedback from my friend, co-workers, uncle, pet hamster, etc”
CLIENT: I’ve looped my mother into this conversation. She designed a bake sale flyer back in 1982, so you could say she has an “eye” for design.
MOTHER: The design you put together needs some brighter colors, It’s too Gloomy. Perhaps a little pink? Throw in a kitten, too.
EVERYONE LOVES KITTENS!

 

DESIGNER NOTE: I actually has a client include their mother in the design process so she could provide feedback and criticism.

 

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ALL HOPE IS LOST

You Begin to fantasize about other careers, like someone who digs ditches for a living or gives sponge baths to the elderly.

CLIENT: Ok so my dog, MIFFLES, is a big deal. He’s bascially the most important part of my life. I want you to add “stream of consciousness” copy to the web pages, where it’s like Miffles is talking to the user. I’ll send you a few pages of narration of what Miffles is probably thinking about, such a “I love tasty treats!” and “Hello! Welcome to my website! I an a god and you should shake my paw! LOL”
DESIGNER NOTE: I didn’t make ths up – a client actually made this request. I’ve never come closer to braining someone with a care battery as I did that day.
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YOU ARE NO LONGER A WEB DESIGNER

You are now a mouse cursor inside a graphics program which the client can control by speaking, emailing, and instant messaging.

CLIENT: HURR HURRR I CAN MAKE WEBPAGESTOO!DURRRR HURRR DERP DERP!

DESIGNER NOTE: I once had a client take my design and start revising it themselves in photoshop. They would then send me updated versions of how they felt it should look.
After the 13th revision I fired the client.
 
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AN ABOMINATION IS BORN

The client has completely forgotten that they hired you, the web designer, to build them a great product. If you were an engineer designing the turbine of a commercial airplane, would they interfere then, I wonder?
CLIENT: Now there is a design that POPS!
DESIGNER: Please, no More.

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