rich_b - 10:30 am on Dec 15, 2008 (gmt 0) You have helped give me another idea though. I run his AdWords advertising so I can use the analytics data to show how the site should be restructured to get visitors to the right content.
Heh, yes I feel the same. I was even thinking about removing it from my portfolio page. However, just last week I had an enquiry from an associate of this person who had seen their site and wanted something similar. I quickly replied with links to my newer work... ;)
...and I now find it a bit embarrassing
Absolutely! You have to pay your way too. Apart from that, other clients might find out that you did it for free and want the same.
A year or two ago I actually thought about offering to upgrade the website for nothing but he can clearly afford to pay for it and it goes against the grain.
This is an excellent idea - unfortunately I used tables for layout back then so it looks fine generally. I will check though. Perhaps I should check IE for Mac - I bet that would show problems, but using that browser as an example would be unethical! :)
I also thought about trying to convince him by pointing out deficiencies in browsers other than IE but the site still displays OK in them too. You may want to try looking at your client's site in Firefox, etc. and if there are any problems there point these out to him. You can say that these browsers came along after his site was developed so any problems are not your doing.
You have helped give me another idea though. I run his AdWords advertising so I can use the analytics data to show how the site should be restructured to get visitors to the right content.