My girlfriend works for a state-funded company and was the lead on the re-design of their website. They already had a developer lined up, but his design skills were not on-par with what they had in mind. As a web designer, I was naturally my girlfriend’s first selection for the job. After 5 minutes of discussing what they needed done, I knew I would have to turn down the job to save our relationship.
Client: So we need you to design 3 different options for the website and it needs to be designed it in HTML and CSS.
Me: OK, but if I’m just designing it, what do you need me to do with the HTML and CSS? Am I designing and developing the site?
Client: Just designing it, what’s the problem?
Me: Well, if I am designing it, why do you need me to use HTML or CSS? I can develop the site too if that’s what you’re asking?
Client: NO! You’re not listening! You’re JUST designing the page, but we need it to be designed in CSS and HTML so it can be developed by (developer’s name) for our website.
Me: I don’t think you understand what HTML and CSS is.
Client: Yes I do! I took a marketing class!