Martin Brooks is audbly seething
about clueless web designers who can't even write browser detection
browsers they support.
These people are everywhere. I just went to fill in my timesheet
for the contract I'm doing through Kelly Services (well,
they're one of the intermediaries anyway). This is
the message I get:
For optimal performance, this product requires Internet Explorer (IE)
5.0 or above. Earlier versions of IE or other browsers may be used
however you may not access full functionality.
Of course a timesheet is a really complicated piece of software. I
mean, you've got to enter the time you started, the time you ended
and the time you spent on lunch for every day of a
whole week. This kind of bleeding-edge functionality just
can't be done in your ordinary, plain-vanilla browser, you know!
The reason they've used this message is they have some "helpful"
four-digit, 24-hour clock time into the field, it automatically moves
you to the next form field. Because tabbing is definitely beyond the
Except that if you make a mistake and click back into
field. So you have to--entirely intuitive this--click into the field
you to the field you actually want to edit.
Wow, you certainly
couldn't do useful stuff like this in a cross-platform manner without
spending megabucks, I'm sure!