People say you should be happy with what you get when it comes to free work. I am not one of those people.
Client: “Can you quote me for a three page site?”
Me: “Sure. What are the three pages?”
Client: “Home, Contact, and Login.”
I had to drive two hours to a client’s office after she insisted that the logo that I had sent her for print was not the logo that she had initially approved.
We sat down, she opened the jpeg that I sent her a couple of days before, enlarged it to about 500% (to the point that the picture was completely pixelated) and said, “You see, that is what I approved!
I was in a meeting with a prospective client at a coffee shop. The waiter brought our order: a soda for my client and a coffee for me. My coffee came with 4 little bowls: cinamon, cocoa, cream and milk.
My client immediately asks, pointing to the cinnamon, “What is that?“ And I say, “I think it’s cinnamon.” He then sucks his finger, introduces it to the cinamon and then sucks it again.
Next, he does the same thing with the cocoa.
We need something on the home page of our website. Maybe a yellow oval with tentacles.
I’ve made the site myself in Powerpoint and exported it to HTML. Could you convert it to Joomla?
If I’m the user, I want to have to search for the caption while the slideshow is playing. Users like a puzzle, a mystery.
Client: “Sometimes the cursor on our site is the standard arrow, and sometimes it is a hand.”
Me: “Yes, the hand appears when you mouseover a link.”
Client: “Well, we’ve discussed it, and we’ve decided that we’d like it to always be the hand.”
[Client sent me some complex logos (as JPEGs) in order to vectorize them.]
Client: “What exactly is taking so long? If I knew it would take so long, I’d have done it myself.”
Me: “Vectorizing the logos takes some time because—”
Client: “Time? Renaming files from *.jpg to *.eps takes time?!“
I want a website that pops-up on peoples GPS systems when they drive by my store. Let’s take a range of 5km.