In ten years of working on web sites I can’t remember a single project that didn’t get hung up by a client when it came time to provide content.
I’m sure that I am not alone in this, and that many others have experienced similar situations. Despite making changes in my project agreements, talking to clients about the hurdles of providing content and straight up telling clients that they are causing a project to lag, most projects continue to drag when it comes to the client providing content.
Although I’ve taken steps to protect myself and my interests in projects I am still at a loss as to why this happens and how to prevent it. So, I guess this post is more of a question than a post… Readers, I want to know how you deal with this.
How do you as a designer/developer fight project “creep”?
Please post your answer as a comment and in a future post I will compile the best answers and credit the author(s) with a link back and potentially a guest post by the commenter with the best answer.