If you’ve been on the Internet for a while, chances are that you know what “Murphy’s laws” are, for other Wikipedia is here to help you. If you’re too lazy to click on the previous link, Murphy’s law pretty much states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong”.

Based on my own design experience, I share here some Murphy’s laws that relate to design, please add your own in the comments.

If you have 10 minutes to print some work before meeting your client, the printer will go out of ink.

When the printer goes out of ink and you are in a rush, you don’t have any cartridges to replace it.

No matter what the size of the logo is, it’s not big enough for your client.

If your WordPress theme validates, you’ll install a plugin that breaks the validation.

If you have a lot of work, a client you didn’t hear of for years will call you and be in a hurry.

If you don’t make your website work in IE6 before showing it to your client, he will be using IE6.

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Mirko Humbert

Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic designer and the founder of WP Expert.