Four Confessions of a Web Designer
by Brian Rideout • August 28, 2015
Website design is extremely important for the clients we work with, for their exposure on the internet, for their bottom line, and especially for their ultimate success in their niche. We do everything in our power to create websites that make our clients successful. However, Web designers are a very special breed. Understanding this concept will help you, as you interact with us moving forward. We don't save people from burning buildings, and we don't provide homes for poor children in South America. At BANG! Website Design, what we really do is create stunning, effective and useful websites for our clients.
Confession #1: I always name fonts out loud whenever I see them, and my wife hates me for it.
Confession #2: Web designers are very literal - so be careful!
A web designer's wife sent him to the grocery store with the following instructions: "Get a loaf of bread, and if they have eggs, get a dozen." The web designer returns home with a dozen loaves of bread and says, "They had eggs honey."
What did the Web designer say to the restaurant owner? "Why don't you get rid of this table layout and go responsive?"
Confession #3: A Web designer's diary entry is never what you might expect...
The diary entry of a web designer's wife: Tonight I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a very nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was going to be upset with me for being a little late meeting him, but he didn't comment on it. Conversation wasn't flowing, so I suggested we go somewhere quiet to talk. He agreed, but he didn't say much. I asked him what was wrong; he said, "Nothing." I asked him if it was my fault that he was so upset. He said he wasn't upset, that it had nothing to do with me, and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him I loved him. He just smiled slightly, and kept driving. I can't explain his behavior, I don't know why he didn't say, I love you too." When we got home I felt like I totally lost him, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. Finally, with silence all around us, I went to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I felt he was still distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep - I cried. I don't know what to do. I'm almost sure his thought were on someone else. My life is a disaster.
The web designer's diary entry: My code is broken, and I don't know why.
What did the Web programmer say to his buddy when his wife left him? "My marriage has been deprecated."
Confession #4: Never ask a website designer these questions.
Q: Does my website need a Meta Tag for SEO?
A: In its current condition, your website needs a toe tag.
Q: Can you make that text blink?
Q: If I keep hitting my back button where will I wind up?
A: Hopefully at another Web designer's office.
Q: Why haven't I sold a single ice water snorkeling set on the website you designed for me?
Q: Why are the space heaters not selling in Phoenix?
A: I think you can find your answer at Weather.com
If you want a designer with a sense of humor give us a call at 602-427-5626 ext 1 or send your favorite Web Designer joke to us.