There’s no getting away from it: At some stage in your career as a web developer, you are going to run into the client from hell.
Maybe you already have. Perhaps you’re horribly familiar with the dread and plummeting morale that dealing with such a client entails. Perhaps you’re even unlucky enough to be facing this situation on a regular basis.
Don’t despair! Toxic clients don’t just randomly appear in your life like April showers or luxury watch spam. Much as the king of the jungle will announce his stately presence with a mighty roar, a truly awful client will usually signpost their arrival well in advance.
This article will teach you seven key warning signs to look out for as a web developer and provide concrete tips for dealing with clients who exhibit them.
Before we begin though, let’s cover one crucial point: responsibility.