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Some of the solutions I thought:
- Quitting web design and starting an own online business.
- Only accepting jobs offered by professional web/graphic designers.
I think a lot comes down to having courage.
And in the end, if it happens anyway... remove your name from the end result, write a bill, and move on. After all, it's work, helps pay the rent and if the client insists on wanting crap despite your fighting for good design values, you've done all you could.
Be confident and use your experience to your (and their) advantage
If you are worried about this then the liklihood is that you're professional web designer with a proven track record who's either been forced down this road or have been close to it.
Don't be afraid to tell people that you know what you're doing. Show them something you've done against the wishes of another client. Say what they wanted, why they wanted it and why you told them that you know best, backing it up with results (some of that A-B Google webmaster landing page stuff comes in handy here). And you do know best, as I said, you're a professional web designer with a proven track record. In other words 'grow a pair'!
On the other hand, I let my managing director take over a project about a year ago. I told him that I'd do exactly as he asked with as many changes and ideas he could throw at me. The project was crap and he as much as admitted it. It was disorganised, not well thought out and the results showed it. Now I've got my hands on the company website and I've told him I'm doing it my way, not his... and he agrees with me. Even more than before he's regularly saying things like 'you're the expert' and is asking my advice on all kinds of things.
Stand up for yourself and you'll go far.