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?

6 Responses to “Conversation”

  1. Yuvi Says:

    Atleast you weren’t told that Windows was written with VB6 😛

  2. Aswin Anand Says:

    There are a few people who are wondering about the same 😉

  3. thepsychologic Says:


  4. Aswin Anand Says:


    Happens dude 😀

  5. sathya Says:

    next what? isn’t supported? css is not supported?
    Ask him if Frames are the standard 😉

  6. Yuvi Says:

    @sathya: Ofcourse! Frames are the way to ‘maintain consistent UI across the site!’