I have a client, I've actually had him for years and I've done several pieces for him. This time, I'm taking a 2nd shot at his website. Yes, I've already designed one for him before and I'm designing it again because he's not happy with the design. Why, because I followed his specifications to a T and no one likes the site.
He's a film director and he's trying to put together his portfolio, but because he's eccentric in his films and style he feels his site needs to portray that. He gives me his photoshoped version of what the site should look like, and in my opinion, it’s gaudy, especially for a portfolio. So I go through my ‘simplify it for the user’ speech and he maybe takes one or 2 images out but still wants several different fonts, colors and a whole array of madness as far as the images go. AND he keeps changing his mind on how he wants it to look so I end up redoing the images several times and I can’t even get to coding the site because he decided to change how everything looked AFTER I started the initial code.
How do you deal with clients who think they KNOW what it takes to design a wed GOOD webpage??
Money is tight I don’t feel like I can be picky, but I’ve already spend several months with this person which was supposed to be a quick job for $400.
This is one of the examples he sent me saying he wanted it exact. This will be present at the top middle of the page as a header. It's only part of it.