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    Question What´s the biggest challenge for you as a web designer ?

    The title says it all.

    For me, it´s the programming part, I need help for almost everything. I therefore rely on open source content management, and/or other scripts in creating sites.

    Other than than, the biggest challenge is often to make the sites work in as many browsers and operating systems as possible, since they are all different.

    What is your biggest challenge?

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    Remembering to keep an eye on the bigger picture.

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    I had problems creating a good file structure for the long run.

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    My biggest challenge is the client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead)
    My biggest challenge is the client.
    Ahem. Sometimes you come up with a nice clean design and then they come up with some out of this world, repeating glowing background idea which has to be integrated.

    Yeah....

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    Yeah, the client - of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    Remembering to keep an eye on the bigger picture.
    Yeah, either that, or failing to define the big picture in the first place, usually due to uncontrollable circumstances (like tight deadlines and anal clients).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutisticCuckoo
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    yes ... all browsers should stick to a standerd when the output is concerned.
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    as a webdesigner, 'making it work in IE' is definatelly the biggest challenge. The rest can be covered with good agreements...IE and I never agree
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    i would say keeping an eye on the big picture..i usually tend to just go off in a tangent n come up with ideas that the client doesnt even want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun(OfTheDead)
    My biggest challenge is the client.
    o man! this is true

    too many times recently I put all my effort into beautiful flash design or something similar that they say they are interested in during the initial consultation then after presenting the idea to them they mumble and grumble and suggest and point until I finally create a boring, typical, everyone and their mother has it template.

    pretty frustrating. i've almost given up on flash. maybe I should charge more! =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by troglodite
    i've almost given up on flash. maybe I should charge more! =p
    That's weird, clients here like to see sh*t move and are in love with cheesy useless special effects.

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    (Related to post #10)
    Speaking of IE, it's when the client says they want the site to good great in THEIR browser, which of course is IE 5.0. And of course they won't upgrade cause that's too much work for them and they like what they use right now.

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    I think I tend to design for myself too much. I forget that there are people that don't spend as much time on the web as me. What I see as intuitive doesn't isn't always as obvious for others.

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    when someone steals a button design or something and then changes the color and passes it off as their own.

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    Waiting for content from the client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trampt
    when someone steals a button design or something and then changes the color and passes it off as their own.
    Not something I would've called a 'challenge'. An annoyance, certainly, but where's the challenge in it?

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    For me, deciding whether I should stick to a standard or be devious, and if I choose the former, I have to deal with the browsers and how they interpret my markup.

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    I always stick to standards, and it is a challenge to deal with the different browsers.

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    the client by far.
    * remembering the site is for them so in spite of any cringing I may do, if they are happy, I've done my job.
    * remembering that IE is still very popular and most of the client's target audience is using it (and aren't computer savvy enough to know any better)
    * saying one thing and wanting something else and then getting upset because you gave them what they said they wanted and approved
    * the list goes on and on. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by trampt
    when someone steals a button design or something and then changes the color and passes it off as their own.
    Oh, I hate that!

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    Color schemes .. Photoshop

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