I think many of us have been in this position, but this is incredibly unprofessional.
I don't think it's incredibly unprofessional, just unprofessional. The line that got crossed is airing the dirty laundry, so to speak. But if I've done work, and the client won't pay, you can bet I'm going to withhold that work as collateral. In fact, my client services agreement even says so.
Definitely agree that this kind of behaviour is unprofessional but I think it is still hilarious when it happens.
I wanna know the story behind this.
I wanna know what love is.
Don't know the full story yet. I found this URL on the Ottawa sub-reddit.
Apparently this is the developer's new site (according to Reddit): http://bandjcanada.ca
I guess nobody's a winner here.
Saw it this morning. Everything makes sense now.
Well, he never claimed to be a designer.
Edit: He did. Wow.
From the site:
B&J Canada Software Solutions offers web design and graphic design services. [...] We create highly tuned graphical interfaces for our users utilizing original designs.
That's pretty close imo ;)
I love this.
Wow, didn't know, that they did MyTaxi application.
I think a more mature way to handle this would be to break it in a way that makes it look unintentional, so that the developer here can save face. Perhaps remove all other files from the server and replace index.html a 500 Internal Server Error, or even just a blank screen? That way the client is still forced to contact you so that it gets resolved, but it doesn't embarrass the developer because you have plausible deniability (i.e., you could say "Looks like something went wrong. If you had paid, maybe we could fix it...") That just seems like a classier way to deal with clients who won't cough up.
Was wondering what it looked like before.
The unprofessionalism seems to take many forms.
lol. They had app download links in the bottom right corner that lead to Apple.com and Google.com. WHY!?!
Man up, visit/call the client or if you have legal agreements, get a lawyer in to do the nitty gritty.
Seems like he might have messed up the clients Google Info as well.