This company didn't pay their web designer, look what happened...(

over 9 years ago from Jordan Bowman, Web Designer + Engineer

  • Ryan GloverRyan Glover, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    It's a matter of tact.

    You have more options than you think. Specifically, if this designer/developer (or group) had a contract, they could have gone to a lawyer to collect the fee (or make use of a service like Even without a contract (or resources to contact a lawyer), they could have just as well put up a blank page.

    As a client who would be willing to pay, I would never want to work with this person. Mainly because their behavior begs the question, what else are they willing to do (e.g. if I make a stupid request, would they write a nasty blog post about me or my business)?

    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    6 points
    • Gavin AnthonyGavin Anthony, over 9 years ago

      Very good points — I do believe it's very unprofessional for both the designer and the client. Although for the designer, there's not much he can do because it is international and going to court may not be a viable option for what it's worth. In the end you just have to be more careful with who you decide to work for and how you get paid.

      0 points