It absolutely reeks of cheese.
That question web designers ask you, like you’re supposed to know the answer.
And they ask it with one eyebrow up and a smirk, like they know SO MUCH more than you, when really?
They’re just trying to sell you a website.
The cheesy, gimmicky, stick-a-spoon-down-your-gullet question:
Is your web design working FOR you?
The assumption is, that your website isn’t PRETTY (see also: bold/daring/magnetic/sparkly/etc.) enough.
Your logo isn’t YOU enough.
Your website isn’t THEM enough.
But if you press him on it, that designer (bless his heart) who REALLLLLY wants to give you a new logo? Has no idea what a hard-working website looks like.
He’ll point to your logo, frown, and say, “Well, THAT needs help.”
He’ll say, “You don’t have more subscribers because your design isn’t CLEAN enough.”
(whatever that means.)
Or maybe he’ll just hold out his hand and wait for your cash.
And it’s true – sometimes you DO need a little polish, but here’s the truth: