Yesterday I tweeted the following:
On current client project, client says CSS only needs to work in Chrome. Let me know how jealous you are.
Below I brainstormed a list of some other things we wish clients would say. I guess this is the polar opposite of what you find here, except these quotes aren’t real. Enjoy.
I don’t need to see any design mockups, you just create whatever you think works best.
I’ve never heard of Internet Explorer… I use Firefox.
I’d love to make some recommendations for you, but let’s be honest — I don’t know diddly-squat about design.
I really love how you made the design look *TOTALLY* different in Internet Explorer! You must have put in some extra work on that! Here’s another $500…
I have an idea… Why don’t I just pay you the whole amount up front, so we don’t have to bother with that later?
Feel free to post screenshots of your progress on that basketball-logo website, so you can get feedback from other design professionals.
Can you make the logo smaller?
I hate animation, so make sure nothing moves unless the user wants it to move.
My grandmother wanted to see the site and give you a few suggestions, but I told her to get real.
I know I’ve been paying you $45 per hour for 2 years now, but I think we should increase that to $50. You’ve earned it.
Internet Explorer is a text-only browser, right?
We won’t be having any long, boring meetings. I want you to just focus on what you do best — design and code.
Why would I tell you how to do your job? I don’t tell my mechanic how to do an oil change, do I?
I was going to tell you to create a separate gallery for my cat photos, but my harddrive crashed and I lost all of them.
I don’t want it to look anything like Facebook.
Remember those 10 other projects I said I would ask you to work on if you did this one for a good price? Here’s the downpayment for those — now let’s iron out the details!
That design is not at all what I had envisioned — I love it!
Add Your Own
What do you wish a client would say? Add them to the comments and I’ll feature any good ones here with a link back to your site.