Dear Web Design Clients, Prospective Clients, Friends and Colleagues:
Pixelita Designs has just signed the online petition NO!SPEC Crusade. We personally agree with what this petition says, and we think you might agree, too. If you can spare a moment, please take a look, and consider signing it yourself.
There are many reasons that spec work hurts not just the designer professional but the client as well. Most of those reasons have been well articulated on the No!Spec web site. Suffice it to say that we will not do spec work. Why? We think you, our client, are worth more than that. And we know we are. If you want further reading on this topic, download the AIGA manifesto on speculative work (Adobe Acrobat file).
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.