| 2:07 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
What type of changes he is making?
any changes in design or contnet it depends on this factor a lot
or some changes in navigation
Since your client dont have any time to chat online or through conf. its better to allow him to make changes on paper if those are just small changes in navigation stuff..or design and send them through email.
| 2:32 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The easiest way for the customer is for you to copy and paste all of his text into a Word doc and let him make the changes. But then you'll have to reformat all of the text when you copy it back into the HTML pages.
Personally, I prefer that the client manually marks up the pages and faxes the changes back to me. Of course, I'm assuming here that he's not rewritting whole blocks of text, just making minor edits.
| 4:53 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
How about a CMS of some sort? As a designer you should be focusing on new projects, not making minor page edits for clients. Also a client would not want to pay you to change a sentence or two.
Take a look at www.flyspeck.net
I've used this on a few sites, and it works great. I'm not related to the company that puts this out, just a satisfied customer.
I always though it redundant for a client to mark up a Word doc or send a fax, and then for me to in effect duplicate the changes in HTML. Having a CMS saves me time and clients $$$. Plus, I get to work on more exciting stuff :)
| 5:28 pm on May 11, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Never used it but Macromedia's Contribute allows restricted editing of webpages.
And you need Dreamweaver to set it up... although if you find Macromedia's mark-up you could hand write it.
| 10:05 pm on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Most of my clients send me their content in a Word document or in an email.
Before they send me their content, I make it very clear in my contract that all content must be final. If they have any edits, it will be an additional amount. Too many clients won't revise the content and will want to make 20 million edits to it once it's live.