I loved being a web designer and developer. I love the thought process and the finished product, but there are so many other factors out-with a web designer’s control that make being a web designer in 2008, suck!
- Domain Name Registrars who for some reason don’t release domains
- Hosting companies that take your site down and don’t tell you until your client spots it
- Other web design companies you win clients from who make it a difficult transition
- 3rd Party IT people (who manage client internal PCs and email) who are as useful as a chocolate fire-guard
- Clients who think a CMS comes with free lifetime CMS training or telephone support
- Clients who don’t know how to cut and paste
- Clients who think it’s your responsibility to get them website sales… from this point on
- Clients that want a blog, but don’t want to write anything in it
- Clients that think their £500 job is the only website your 7 man team is working on
- Clients who don’t supply content in time, but still want the website launched on time
- Clients who don’t supply content
- Clients who think it’s your job to update their Joomla or WordPress installation for life
- Internet Explorer! All f***ing versions! I can’t believe in 2008, we’re still dealing with this!
Bonus – Clients who provide website content in blue pen on A4 paper :
* edit this page proved to be very popular with visitors, so I thought I’d write another article actually explaining how to avoid such frustration.
Check out – 10 Reasons We Won’t Be Launching Your Website Today :)
*Disclaimer – This post isn’t about one job we’ve done recently, it’s a collection of just some of the crap you’ve got to deal with as a web designer. As Julie from Chatsure mentions in the comments, of course it’s about “managing client expectations better”, and perhaps today was just a “grumpy” day. :)