I made a new page for a site the other day based on a PDF that I was given. After completing everything and sending it for the client to review, they realized they sent the wrong PDF. Oops! Luckily, it wasn’t my fault and the client wasn’t too worried about it since they were going to get a page based on that PDF made in the future anyway. The web design remained the same for both pages too so it was a breeze making the second one.
Recently another client was very eager and ended up reviewing the website before we were ready to show them. Oops! That’s not the worst thing in the world for a client to do since it doesn’t hold things up, but it’s not necessary to hear about a bunch of errors or unfinished sections when you already know about the errors and are still in the process of building the page out. Our project managers generally let you know when we are ready for you to review the work.
I just learned that I shouldn’t be assuming that a graphic design element has been approved when it is given to me to add and I should get it reviewed again after implementing. Oops! Not that it will really save any time because I will be putting the same work in now as I would have then, but the problem is that the unapproved element has been visible for a span of time. Graphic design elements generally are approved before I put them in because changing them before adding them is a much quicker process, but things slip through and a second look never hurts. As I’ve said before, the more eyes on something, the better it will be.
These were some little oopsies and fortunately there were no big oopsies. Because oopsies may occur, we do our work on a proofing site so that we can make sure there are no problems before it goes live for the public to see. 3D animations, streaming video, digital photography, brochure design, web design and development, and copywriting are all reviewed in one way or another to make sure they are perfect and up to client standards before they are released to the public eye.