From the first moment, these clients had very specific requests for every area of the website I was to build for them: the colors they wanted to use, the layout, the fonts, and the development, even though they knew absolutely nothing about web design. I couldn’t even change their vision when they requested a very bright neon yellow as their main color, no matter how much I explained that they had to choose a color from the so-called “safe web colors” palette, since various screens and platforms will display the bright neon yellow color very differently.
However, I made the website as they requested. On the day of the presentation of the website to their partners, they called me, totally freaking out.
Client: The color is wrong! It is neon green on my screen.
Me: I have to remind you that this is an issue you could have avoided if you took my advice about the color choice.
Client: But in your office computer when you showed us the mock-up, the yellow was yellow. And here, it is green.
Me: This is exactly what I was trying to explain. Different screens will display “unsafe colors” differently.
Client: Oh, now I get it. All right, change it ASAP so it is portrayed bright neon green on your screen, and bright neon yellow on ours.