Resurrected from archives of yore: Web Design Horror Stories from circa dot-com-boom times. Mostly a chronicle of painful developer/client interactions, e.g.
early club design client:
“more fonts. use more fonts!”
“ummm… how many do you want?”
“how many do you have?”
Interesting how many designers are balking/laughing at clients’ requesting things deemed impossible or incredibly difficult at the time, which are now easy or commonplace. Seems like a lot of the frustration comes from geeks having already become web-comfortable, with sales and marketing types struggling to replicate print and TV experiences online.
The best one that I ever heard from a potential client: “You know that game Sim City? Can you make my web site do that?”