Hi Victor and David,
Thank you for your recent support and offer to provide a wireframe for our site.
The following is our style for inspiration.
1) General layout with Expedia style graphics and search block,
2) Hostelworld style predictive keyword search field for each module/tab,
3) Ctrip style additional search options (show/ hide),
Skills: php, web development
“We gave the exact same wireframe/ discovery job to two teams competing (Russian team and this Indian team).
The Russian team actually tried to do quality work to put deep thought in the site we wanted so we tranferred them the money afterwards.
However with Spaculus team are trained salesmen.
I feel like I was talking to 5 guys who had worked in a call centre and regrouped to become website developers. Victor made every promise possible and tried hard to win the sale from Day 1, so I decided to give his team a chance, but after they started I realised they never actually listened or asked details what the project was about - nothing soaked in. Unfortunately they couldn't listen or follow simple instructions when we got started. Victor kept repeating the same questions and blaming everything but himself. Giving instructions in written format, showing similar website processes, I even showed them some work our Russian developers did - but they couldn't even copy it for some reason. Nothing they did resembled our site. Such poor intuition or cognitive skills; it felt like giving an artist a photo to paint on a canvass, and after 6 weeks they ask you where to stand to take the photograph. Insane. After approving the money they demanded upfront we have received nothing intellectual we can actually use. We couldn't even give their scrappy wireframes to another developer to continue with.
I cannot believe I'm giving negative feedback, I'm always happy with services, but dealing with these guys wasted many weeks and many dollars I'll never get back.”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“First I would like to mention here that Victor is the only one who was communicating with Brad however he introduced Management of the company later once we started with the project. We asked several times our questions however client denied for the call as he said that he is living in rural areas and his connection is very bad. Below is the skype chat for the proof.
[26-11-2014 17:01:09] brad rimmelzwaan: ok
[26-11-2014 17:01:55] brad rimmelzwaan: But understand Skype video is quite terrible. It lags, is poor quality and takes a lot of bandwidth,
[26-11-2014 17:02:59] brad rimmelzwaan: I''ve found streaming video real time over the internet is generally bad quaility. I live in a rural area so don''t have city speeds
[26-11-2014 17:10:00] Victor: So is there any other way to talk?
And Keep saying that how many times he needs to explain the things however he never clarified our questions and asked us to do everything ourself. One time he worked on our document but wasted the time because he saved it on temporary location.
[24-11-2014 16:41:34] brad rimmelzwaan: your document isn''t too bad. I''m almost done.
[24-11-2014 16:41:59] Victor: Thank you brad. I am waiting for your comments on the document.
[24-11-2014 17:43:56] Victor: are you done with it now?
[24-11-2014 18:17:42] brad rimmelzwaan: No. i just wasted 3 hours of time because I saved it to the temporary location from outlook, i cannot retreive it. Im tired and about to trow the laptop over teh room. Goodnight
[12-12-2014 13:02:44] brad rimmelzwaan: Its nothing new really, you need to do the processes yourself.
We are professional company and offered him to refund the money as this project was going nowhere and now he is saying that he has lost many dollars however he paid only $250 though we provided all the wireframes, a detailed document and Home page design. Client always mean that we do not ask our queries and provide everything as per our thoughts.