A client asked me to code a WordPress theme they’d commissioned from a designer. They had a budget, deadline, and even a work process so I thought we were good to go.
We were not.
Feedback round 1:
Client: This is not what we expected you would deliver. It’s missing the content.
They hadn’t added the content, which is why it was missing.
Feedback round 2:
Client: Can you make design changes directly in the code?
Me: That’s not a great idea. Let’s just deal with the design first and then I can start coding it.
Client: Just do it anyway.
I followed orders. It broke things, and the designer quit immediately thereafter.
I don’t know how many rounds of feedback he’d had.
Feedback round 3: the client sent me a two-page document plus 30 screenshots from all across the site with mentions of “errors” of about 2-3 pixels between elements.
This was a 3-week project. It took over 2 months.