Web Development Horror Stories
If you've ever built a Web page that has any level of importance to it, then chances are you've made some sort of mistake that could have caused problems or made the site unusable. These are some of the stories of the Web Design / HTML site readers. Some are funny and some are cautionary, but they all were horror stories at least when they happened.
Web Horror Stories - Tales of Woe in Web Design
What is the worst mistake you ever made when building or maintaining a Web site? Submit your horror stories annoymously to the Web Design site.
Everyone makes mistakes, it's a fact of humanity. But sometimes Web mistakes can be disastrous, and sometimes they are just funny. I have made some major mistakes in my time as a Web developer, and I'm sure I haven't made my last. This is a story of a mistake made by a Web Design / HTML reader.
Web Design Horror Stories
Everyone makes mistakes, it's a fact of humanity. But sometimes Web mistakes can be disastrous, and sometimes they are just funny. I have made some major mistakes in my time as a Web developer, and I'm sure I haven't made my last.
Submit Your Horror Stories - Anonymously
Have you made a mistake with a Web page you'd be willing to share with the rest of the About Web Design / HTML audience? Let us all know what happened and what you did to solve it (if you could).
A typo can take out your Web site
Add a Forfeit Clause to Your Contracts
Additional Pain Included Free
Bad Programming Days
Be Careful with .htaccess
Be Sure to Check Other Browsers
Beware of Flash
Bureaucracy Affects the Rate
Burnout is a Huge Issue
But First, The Clients Must Agree
Changes to the Contract Equals Changes to the Pay, or It Should
Christmas in July?
Contracts are Crucial
Design by Committee
Don't All Politicians Like Walruses?
Don't Forget the Chain of Command
Don't Just Read These Stories
Don't Pay for Things You Don't Intend to Keep
Don't Trust Anyone
Favors Can Cause Problems
Find the Directory
How Many Rewrites Will You Do?
I Paid for This?
Index Pages Can Suck
Meta Description is Important
Needs Help Getting OUT of a Site
Offering Free Services Often Mean More Work
Overwriting the Index File
Perhaps They Know Something You Didn't Know
Profanity Can Be Bad
Search Engine Spiders are Fickle
Spelling is Important
Sub-Contractors are Fun
Thank Goodness for Google Cache
There's a REASON You Don't Have Root Access
There's No Accounting for Taste
Too Many Cooks...
What They Don't Know Won't Hurt Your Job
Where DID That Data Go?
Why Can't They Just Upgrade Already!