I was having a nosey around the net today, and checking some websites that I hadn’t visited for a while and landed at Clients From Hell.
Whilst this site involves examples of clients in relation to site design/coding, multimedia and print projects, if you have ever had to personally deal with clients and their non-payment of fees; constantly add their 2 cents worth of input and ‘expertise’ on a project they are contracting you to do; or ongoing requests for multiple changes and edits to plans and/or designs that weren’t allowed for in the agreed contract, I’m sure you will be able to relate to at least some of content and humor of this site.
A couple of quotes that had me chuckling:
Client: “I want my website to have a forum, and a blog, and e-commerce, and photos, and videos, and podcasts, and a place where people can make their own profile and talk to other people like Twitter.”
Me: “Ok, what is your budget for this project?”
Client: “Oh, well, I mean, like $200.”
I asked a client if he had any content to populate the site we were developing.
He replied, “No. It just has to look like a populated website so that it can be perceived as one”
Client: “Just make it look like the site I showed you. In fact, why don’t you go into their site and take the images?”
Me:“Because that is illegal.”