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Alright, so my company wanted to redesign its old website, so we (the dev team) got tasked with making it happen.

Talking with the people making the marketing decisions for the site (think clients but in-house) :

CLIENT : We don't want any colors, black and white only, it's trendy.

US : Okay, but you actually do need colors for call to actions, to achieve the effect of levels of importance and such.

CLIENT : No colors.

Why would they listen to us, not that we are the experts are anything... Oh and they scrapped pretty much all of our CTA, why would you need those anyways, right?

Sometimes later, while coding the Dealer Locator :

CLIENT : The more important dealers will be shown on the map in black, the ones a little less important in white, and the ones we would rather not send people to will be in blue.

US : In blue? Blue, the only color in a sea of black and white? You do realize that the only thing the user is going to see are the blue ones, achieving the exact opposite of what you want?

CLIENT : We have decided.

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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  • 15
    *wild customer appears*
    Oh look at these locations highlighted in blue - these must mean they are the highest, enterprise quality ones.
  • 10
    @theKarlisK *customer leaves the store, disappointed*

    I'm gonna tell everyone how much this company sucks!

    ---

    We tried to tell them, they wouldn't listen :(
  • 2
    marketeers are mostly tech illiterates, that's the reason I kind of like them as a designer. It's easy to impress them 😄
  • 5
    @heyheni Yeah, if they listen to want you have to say. Sadly in my case, every encounter with them has been a disaster. We think they must not like our faces or something ¯\(◉‿◉)/¯
  • 15
    Talk about a new level of stupidity
  • 5
    I can't wait to see it live! XD
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