first one almost looks like a tex-mex resturant web site.
The one they have up now looks awful. I've done 10 minute jobs better than that, it is horrid.
I've had it happen to me before. I did a site, www.thrios
.com(unlinked of course). Me and the guy sit down for about 3 hours discussing what he wanted in the site. I took my notes which were fairly in depth, and even sat there and drew on paper exactly what it was that he said he wanted. He said that was good and to go with it.
So i make the site, i wasn't crazy about it honestly, but hey, it is what he asked for. I get done with it, show it to him and the only thing he said was "that is not what i wanted, redo it"
So i redo it the second time. Again, same result
The third time finally i set down with him and we discussed some more things. But yet another hit and bust
The next time i finally started getting a little aggravated and just came up with my own idea, basing it off somewhat off vino's site(http://www.vinosbrewpub.com/index.htm
for those of you who do not live in LR). He seemed to like this ok, so I started working on it. The site honestly ended up looking quite good, and i was satisfied.
He was not however and this leads to time #5. I had to totally maw the site up, which i honestly didn't care at the point, and the final version shows that i didn't care. Anyway, he was satisfied with that, which was no where near the best.
Of course a month later he was complaining about this and that(basically his suggestions for change would have brought it back to what i had when i did the design on my own terms). I just told him i didn't have time.
Sometime about 3 or 4 months ago he comes calling me asking me to do a overhaul of the website and wanted to know how much i would charge. Told the guy he would have to give me $25k if i was ever to work for him again(a number i knew he couldn't afford).
I just hate dealing with people like that sometimes. I took the site and made $150 off of it. I was new in design around the town, not that there was anyone else. The place next door offered him a crap job for $70 so i knew i had to go lower than i wanted. It was looking at the time that it might be a fairly decent place, and the site would be viewed by a lot, so i went ahead and gritted my teeth hoping that a little investment would pay off. I made him agree also that he had to spread my name around and bring in at least a couple of other businesses to have websites done because i was cutting him a deal. None the less, he told one guy, which the guy was new in town and of course did not have money.
So juggo, if you ever run down here to arkadelphia, be sure to run over to main street and pee on the door to Thrios.