WEB Interview with Thunderbolt Games creator v.Typography and interface design

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  1. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    I interviewed my old friend Philip Morton about the design of his site, Thunderbolt Games, which he asked for my consultation on a few months back. Be sure to leave a comment or two on my blog, I'd appreciate it. :bigok:

     
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    auveeb DATS CUTE

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    symptic I run companies

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    Heaven forbid someone contributes something other than a question about how to make money off of a crappy site with an even crappier business model.
     
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    cool interview, larry.
     
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    auveeb DATS CUTE

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    Because you weren't promoting your services in any way... :hsugh:
     
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    airbball23 Rent this Space only $5/mnth

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    nice story hansel.
     
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    So?
     
  8. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    What services?
     
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    btw im so sick of simplistic layouts like these being classified as "good". maybe it's good compared to reading it off of a microsoft word template but as far as a site design? get real.
     
  11. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    You're entitled to your opinion, but could you show some stuff you like and explain why?
     
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  14. who the hell is Philip Morton?
     
  15. pkr

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    yo my nigga extra top secret ramen and shit son. oodles of noodles.

    been swamped with school stuff lately, my bad for not getting back to you but i will make an effort once this blows over. :noes:
     
  16. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    Nicely done.
     
  18. symptic

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    Thanks.
     
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    I take it you don't do much work for other people, mainly for yourself? 99% of the time clients are driven by the sole aspect of design and hardly anything else.
     
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    Then the designers need to learn about educating the client.
     
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    customer is always right.
     
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    It's confirmed. You've never worked with clients. :o
     
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    symptic I run companies

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    I don't take on a client who I don't think I would work well with. :dunno:
     
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    If you've ever work in a professional world with high paying customers, then you've faced these issues, they're just not avoidable. If you're working at home offering services to your friends with their internet startups, it's not the same. Working with people who have money is a completely different story.

    Been working a long time in this industry and have come to realize it's not avoidable. If we did avoid them, we wouldn't nearly have the success we currently do.
     
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    symptic I run companies

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    The case should be that you are being hired for your expertise and the client respects your authority on the subject they are paying you to practice. If my client says they want something I know will harm them, I show them why it is detrimental towards their goal and explain the best method to use.

    I'm the one they are paying to consult them; if they do not want to listen to what I have to say I'll gladly give them their money back rather than deal with someone who expects the impossible, be it optimal results with sub-par design or a successful marketing campaign based off of inefficient techniques.

    Au contraire, I say. I know exactly where I stand with my clients. The question I ask is why you are stuck working with clients who have the audacity to bully you around? Are you not supposed to be the professional?
     

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