I think it’s important that I go public with something that our longtime clients already know and, I think, respect us for: our unique schedule and approach to burnout avoidance.
I came across this outrageous email exchange while scanning the feed at Digg recently. It’s long, but I think any contractor who has been around for awhile might appreciate it. And clients: please don’t be this guy. In fact, if you can read this email exchange and laugh about it, then it’s very probable we’ll get along very well.
Most of the time designing a site for a person or a business is a lot of fun. You collect the client’s pie in the sky dream list, you spend hours looking through sample sites, you draw some sketches and then WHAM! the best idea of your creative life slaps you in the face.