28 Sep Copying is the highest form of flattery
Ok, so I understand the phrase “copying is the highest form of flattery” but when you’re asked to exactly copy a website of a current client, for another client, it takes the piss a bit. Especially, when both clients are a) in the same industry… and b) work/live in the same town… and c) I introduced them so they could bounce ideas off each other.
Now, new client is pissed at me that her site looks nothing like the other site. I’ve explained it’s unethical and not something I’d be prepared to do, but with every tweak she suggests, the site ends up closely resembling my other client’s work (I prefer original client as a human being too).
I’m thinking this client may in fact be a little psychotic. I don’t mean that in a jokey way, I’m serious. Her actions are that of a person not quite “together” mentally. Anyway, it’s a real struggle to get this one signed off and complete. Doing my utter best to force her in a totally different direction, but failing to make her happy. I’m at the point of telling her to get a new designer to rip off my client’s site, but note that there will likely be legal action.