- Client won’t supply content.
- Client thinks you’ll magically make up content.
- Client thinks you can use a competitor’s content (it’s called stealing!).
- Client needs the website to be done ASAP while simultaneously not supplying content or getting back to you during the design process.
- Client is computer illiterate and expects you to design a wide-target audience website around their inabilities (Internet Explorer only; no scrolling allowed; “CLICK HERE” on links, etc.).
- Client thinks they’re a better graphic/UI designer than you are and micromanages you to ultimately creating a really bad website.
- Towards the end of development, the client doesn’t understand why you can’t quickly redesign the whole site based on a sudden whim and still meet the deadline (or not charge more money!).
- Client does not understand “dummy text” and “dummy images” and subsequently hates all design concepts – worse when they still won’t supply text or images.
- Potential client doesn’t understand why it costs so much, and always has some friend or relative who’d do it for $30 and a six-pack of beer.
- This link, to a YouTube video, is about people looking for film editors for ‘free/good exposure’, is all too true for a variety of creative folks (web, print, film) and what we hear all too often: You’ll get exposure, and a credit!
Is your website driving you nuts?
If you’re not getting the traffic or conversion (new business leads) that you need from your website, then get in touch with me. I’ll review your website for a variety of issues: design, speed, search engine optimization, traffic flow, mobile-readiness, usability and clear call to action. You’ll get the good, the bad and the ugly – it’s only by breaking some eggs can we make a great omelet.
Your bad website may be holding your business hostage – get rescued today!