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    Mazel tov! bronze trophy kohoutek's Avatar
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    Wink Stop with the narcissism and give the customer what he wants; or not?

    Or "ten things a webdesigner would never tell you"

    1. Always request speculative design up front

    Before you pick which web designer to work with make sure they submit some designs for your site upfront. Whatever you do, don't pay for this work. If they really want to work with you they will swallow the cost. Some of them might start bleating about not doing 'speculative design' and that only designers desperate for work would do design for free. Personally I ignore this BS. If they are 'so successful' that they can't spare the time to do unpaid work for me, then I don't want to work with them.
    What is great about speculative work is it is not constrained by 'understanding the business' or 'user feedback'. Its all about creativity. Surely a good web designer can come up with great work out of thin air, even if they don't know who the target audience is and have never spoken to the client. I want something that makes me go wow. Who cares if it 'fulfils my business objectives.' The more bells and whistles the better!
    For the other nine consecutive points, do read. It's worth it.
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    Hilarious!!

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    ahha.. just read the comments on that post and I see it is tounge in cheek

    Last edited by akritic; Mar 25, 2009 at 06:40. Reason: it was a joke :D

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    Mazel tov! bronze trophy kohoutek's Avatar
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    Andy, the article is meant to be sarcastic.

    Edit: I responded to your original post.
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    Damn I thought I'd get away with that...

    There's always a chance to get tripped up if you walk around with your eyes closed smiling >>

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    I Love Licorice silver trophybronze trophy Datura's Avatar
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    I love this one from point 5:

    Also insist on consistency across all browsers. Web designers tend to be sloppy in this area. It might look great in Safari (apparently this is a browser - who knew!) but in Netscape 4 it looks awful. They will give you some rubbish about not all browsers being capable of rendering modern design. They will say that as long as it is usable on all browsers, that is what matters. The hell it is! You don't put up with that kind of rubbish in print design, so why should you on the web?
    hahahahaha
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    I wonder how many people take him serious ... the worst I need is a client arguing with me about which browser they do not want me to support...scary..
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    haha that was great. I was concerned at first the article was real.

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    Sounds like my boss!!!


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