September 25th, 2008
Few days ago, I was chatting with a guy in my office. It goes without saying that the guy is far more experienced than me. Myself and my team mate were showing a prototype UI & this conversation happened. Here’s how it went:
Me: Please check this functionality & let us know if you have questions.
Guy: Keeps his left hand on his chin, turns his head slightly, squints at the monitor, pointing his right hand at the webpage & without checking an ounce of functionality, says … The UI doesn’t look good. Make changes to it.
Me: Okay… We are working on it.
Guy: Suddenly stares at me with a blank expression & says … Hey don’t use “div” tag.
Me: (I’m obviously confused) … Why not?
Guy: Stares again and says … Major browsers don’t support it well !!
That hit me – like a brick – on the head and I was dazed for a second. Team mate and myself burst out laughing and walked out of the room 😀
Oh! did I mention that it was supposed to be a “technical” discussion?