Sanjeev Kumar Blog on Web Design and Technologies
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There will come a time when a client hires you and they request a design that is less than “aesthetically pleasing.” Part of the business of web design is doing something you wouldn’t normally do. I have sites that I could include in my portfolio but choose not to because they’re poorly designed by request of the client and it’s my option to not show the site. Unfortunately, we can only guide a client so far but ultimately it comes down to doing what it is they want. Of course you have options—you could give the client their deposit back and say no thanks or you can suck it up and do what they want.
When you face a project like this you can try to sneak good design in and see if it gets past the client but more often than not they’ll see that the good design sticks out like a sore thumb and shoot it down. This type of project can be a frustrating and unrewarding project to work on but sometimes, especially in the beginning of one’s career, there isn’t much you can do about it. A good thing to keep in mind when these projects come along is that we all end up doing things in our professional career that we look back on and snicker about.