It doesn't seem to matter what kind of project I'm working on, as a freelancer, I try to create the luxury of taking the exact amount of time I need with every new client. In those hours, days, weeks - sometimes months - of collaborating, of putting together the end result that will represent their business, art, or project online to the fullest, I become their biggest fan.
You have to do this, I think. Getting into my clients' heads to find out what it is they love about what they do helps me turn that love into something tangible. If I succeed... if we succeed together, then the end result pleases the client and launching a new site is among my happiest feelings.
I'm about to launch what is very possibly my happiest site ever. Over the past couple of months, I have completely fallen in love with these clients. Bit by bit, pixel by pixel, we have created a site - hosted on Squarespace - that makes me giggle aloud every time I peek at it. Been giggling a lot this morning.
Can't wait to show you, too. More soon!