Monday, 16 March 2009

Stop using "optimized for" already!

"This website is optimized for Opera 2.12 at 1280*854"
Today I was talking about this with a friend and it kind of gets on my nerves. Who's the web developer trying to excuse for his poorly rendered website? Or is he thinking that somebody is going to change browser/resolution to see his page right?
This is a lesson for anyone creating any piece of technology that's going to be used by someone else: "stop being lazy!".
"This elevator is optimized for people who can read roman numerals"
"This building is optimized for people bellow 1.5m"
"This cookies are optimized for people wth five teeth"
Do you really want to restrict the usage of your site based on some funky choice no one cares about?

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