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  1. ...she got some wishy washy reviews from some of her friends and family members, more concerning her being 'full of herself' because of the 400 fashion photos she had taken of herself, etc.


    I want to fire her as a client but she is a little unbalanced so I might be into some abusive emails, etc.


    You said it all yourself, in my opinion. ;)


    If you want to send her the files, I would ONLY send her the website files (HTML/CSS/image folder, etc). I would NOT send her any photoshop files or any pieces/parts that you used to create her website.

  2. LOL Oh my. I think you and I suffer from the same disease - being too nice. ;)


    I was curious about her method of payment just because of what a previous poster mentioned. If she paid by PayPal or credit card, she could do a charge back and then you'd have to deal with that. But since she paid with checks and I assume you've already cashed them, there should be absolutely no problem.


    Fire her. :)

  3. Wow, she has nerve! Now she wants you to set up all her social networking profiles?? If it were me, I wouldn't answer the phone when I saw her number on the caller ID. I had a client who was calling me several times a week wanting to "chat" about this or that (all website related) or to brainstorm her next idea for her site. The calls would easily last for 30 mins to an hour. I finally quit answering the phone and whenever she emailed wanting me to make any small change, I let her know how much it would cost (after I doubled the amount of time it would take when figuring it out) before I lifted a finger. She finally got the hint. ;)


    Sounds like it will never end with her. And I agree - she could try to sue you, but how would she possibly win? There is no contract. How did she pay you? Cash, check, credit card, PayPal?

  4. Hi Daniel,


    Welcome to KS. :) I'm sorry to hear you've had such a rotten experience. I've definitely had my share of that type of situation, and I vow to never repeat it. I never work without a contract and I spell things out very clearly in that contract. If my client requests something that is not in the original scope, I let them know they will be charged my hourly rate while I work on the change request. Usually that causes them to give their changes a second thought. If it's something they really want/need, they'll pay. Otherwise, they'll live with what they've got. :)


    Since you do not have a contract, I can't see how you'd be bound to issue the refund. Maybe you could let her know in as nice a way as possible that all her change requests were billed at $X/hour. Surely it all adds up. Personally, I would not offer a refund and if she ever approached me for work again, I'd probably tell her my schedule is too full or I'd refer her to someone else (though I'd hate to put that kind of client on any friend of mine ;) ).


    Good luck with it!

  5. I just checked one of my client's sites where the search field clears on click and here's what I found in the source:


    <form method="get" class="searchform" action="http://www.website.com/" >
    <input type="text" value="Search this website" name="s" class="s" onfocus="if (this.value == 'Search this website') {this.value = '';}" onblur="if (this.value == '') {this.value = 'Search this website';}" />
    <input type="submit" class="searchsubmit" value="Search" />


    Hope this helps! It's a child theme for the Genesis framework, so the search widget is pre-built for me. I don't know why it works, just that it does. :)

  6. Plus, if you're providing a custom theme, then your time is definitely valuable. As Ben said, yes WP is free, but customizing premade themes or creating totally new, custom ones is definitely not something your average user can do.

  7. I would definitely use a CMS. WordPress sounds like it would be a good fit, too. I always develop client sites with a CMS because I don't have time to make little updates to their sites on an ongoing basis. I am available to help my clients with bigger changes, but I want them to be able to take care of text changes and removing/adding photos on their own.

  8. Well, I saw that #content #single is floating and when I took the float off that, it popped down, too. But then #sidebar didn't float anymore.


    Playing in the developer toolbar, I think it's the #single div that's causing problems, but I can't figure out exactly what that is. When I remove it, #meta stays where it should....

  9. I pondered adding a like button to my site. But from what I could gather that like button does not come back as likes to your facebook page - only likes on that individual webpage. Is that how you find it to be?


    That's correct, Eric. It shows up in someone's Facebook news feed that they "like" a website/web page. But it does not add them as a "Fan" to the company's Fan page.

  10. I like your site. You did a great job on it. The only thing I can see tweaking a little is the menu text styling. I would keep the text bold on the normal state and roll over state. It jumpy when you mouse over it. You already have the background go from black to grey. I would leave that alone, and make all the text stay bold. Other than that, I like it.


    I was going to say the exact same thing.


    I haven't been around often because I've been pretty busy, so I haven't seen this website take shape. But I have to say I like it. Great job! :clap:

  11. I didn't read the article, but just going off what you said, Ben, I agree. Personally, I love my Droid phone and all that I can do with it, but I always look forward to using my computer because the bigger display and keyboard are so much easier and faster for me to use.

  12. I would use a div to contain it and apply the dark gray background to the div. So, something like this:


    #somenamethatmakessense {







    Does that help? If you need more information, just holler. Do you have any of this coded yet so we can see what you have so far?

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