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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.

Switching Links
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

Avoid October

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

Promises Promises

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!

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