In my last blog post, “Client Abandonment: My Web Developer Disappeared!“, we took a high level look at what happens when a web developer disappears from a project s/he was contracted to do. Sometimes, it’s not easy to tell when a developer might disappear on you, but there are early warning signs that you should be aware of that will trigger a yellow or red flag.
What to do if your web developer disappears on you
The disappearing web developer magic trick happens more often that you might think. All too often, a developer is contracted to build or enhance a site, but ends up disappearing somewhere during the project. Unfortunately, this can happen on just about any project, big or small; high dollar or not. The disappearing web developer trick isn’t limited to individual “freelance” developers either. Project abandonment happens with large development firms as well. Let’s take a look at how it happens, give you a few tips on how to prevent it, or recover from it, if it should happen to you.