Life has been busy.
I recently was asked to host an existing site.
Fine, says I. I’ll do that. I transferred everything across and everyone was happy.
“Now,” says the client, “seeing as you have full access to the site, could you do some minor changes to the wording?”
“No problem,” says I, and then I looked at the site.
Some bright spark had produced a lovely looking site. It’s clean, with nice images and showcases the client’s business beautifully.
But it is all images. There is no text anywhere. All wording is embedded in images.
I rang the client and talked him through disabling images in his browser. I then told him to look at his site.
“Where the fuck is it?” he cried.
“Exactly!” says I. I then explained to him that the search engines won’t be able to see it. The visually impaired won’t be able to use text-to-speech software, and that the damned thing rtakes an age to download.
I have been commissioned to rewrite the site to make it work. The only problem is that it has to look exactly as it did before.
It’s a nightmare.
Is it any wonder I want to get out of this game?