I do web sites for people. I’m not going to include any links as this is not an advert for my work, or for the people I do it for, and I am not boastful about my efforts. I do the sites for free, for fun, plus they do help the people concerned, and they are happy enough with them.
It’s amazing how many sites you find even now that look very amateurish. Spelling mistakes, broken links, missing graphics, shops or other systems that don’t work, childish fonts, you know the kind of thing. Given that there are so many tools available, like WordPress here that I am using simply to save effort, that can produce a really nice, simple but professional looking site with minimal effort, poor sites are inexcusable.
My pet peeve is keeping it up to date. If someone I know says ‘X is now Y’, and I am really happy to change it. I want to get it right. It’s for you, Mr (or Mrs) Client, it is in your best interest for it to be correct, and I don’t know. I don’t want to be saying to them ‘this has been the same since December 2013. Is it still correct?’ to get a lot of abuse about ‘I’m too busy to correct it right now’.