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    SitePoint Wizard Another Designer's Avatar
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    Angry He is ruining my work!

    What should a designer do when he makes nice flash design for a company only to have it revised and the design ruined by a non experienced person who is changing it!

    I did this high end flash design for my last employer. They let me go do to budget cuts. This non-designer is changing it and really ruining the interface! Potential clients are going to look at this flash website and see that it is not right. Any suggestions? This is very frustrating!

    I suppose I can upload the original to my server...

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophybronze trophy Nadia P's Avatar
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    Are you worried because you have the site listed in your portfolio?

    If so, then yes, BUT only if you have permission to have the piece in your porfolio upload 'your' version to your server and point to that instead.

    Actually, would you have the right to even put it on your server - that needs to be looked at also, especially if you designed the piece as a employee of that company.

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    I would get permission first before uploading it to my own server. Under US law, the employer is the owner of the copyright and can do pretty much whatever it wants to the work you produced while you were an employee.

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    Either:

    a) Ask permission to host an original copy on your own page.

    OR

    b) No longer list the website in your portfolio.

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    Thanks. But this was a big big job that I did. I was there for almost 3 years doing major flash work. It was a school and I doubt the ******* I mean my former boss would allow me to upload it to my server.

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    LET IT GO.

    You've moved on to bigger and better things right? If you link to this from your site or resume, add a disclaimer that things have changed since you left x months ago and move on to showing off your more recent and hopefully better work.

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    A few points,

    We know you're bitter about being laid off and therefore you're emotional.

    But like vgarcia said, get over it.

    If I were you, I would upload the site to a password protected directory on my server and show it to potential customers as something that you can do once they show an interest.

    I'd also throw a few screen caps in my portfolio of the site, it won't show off the functionality but it's a start, you can show them the functioning version later in private.

    No harm, no foul.


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