Now, in some trilogies it is worth to wait for the final part. Let’s face it, The Lord of the Rings – The Return Of The King was worth waiting for. And from what I’ve heard, The Dark Knight Rises being the third installment of Nolan’s Batman trilogy will be quite worth the price of the ticket. Return of the Jedi might now have been on the level of Empire, but still very good. So, let’s add one more to that tradition; the overdue third installment of the Great Migration… here it is 😉
Not only did we have to migrate the sites, actually, it accompanies the migration of the company itself to a new location, which made it actually even a more painstaking moment, simply because no matter how you cut it, your accessibility is always less during a move than it normally is. But, the migration itself went pretty flawless.
We have taken the time not to rush into it, and to make sure that the move happened without many disturbances for the clients. The switching of the domains was a pain, but for almost all clients, even this went pretty fine. And the only problems were small nuisances; but those are the ones that I know will be the big ones that will keep bothering me.
And, don’t forget all the OS-related interfaces that show up in the browsers. It simply will make every site, on every browser, on every platform act a slight bit differently.
The most responses were why people see a different scroll-bar on their Apple at home, and their PC at work. Or why the scroll-bar doesn’t show on their tables. These are things easily explained, and not a big problem. But it actually is. Because although the explanations are very rational, it is weird that we have to deal with it.
By now, after dealing with almost 20 years of public accessibility of the internet, you would’ve thought that we would be somewhere uniform. And it is not only about scroll-bars; pfffff, we can manage those with Style-Sheets (on most browsers – there ya go again!), but about anything.
2. There are too many cooks in the kitchen. As I described above, every browser manufacturer can have their own interpretations of how a site should work with the code you send it.
Now, I know how to create a well-balanced website, keeping things that are security issues on the server, and deliver prepared coding to the browser. It is all fine, and my comments might be petty, but I still cannot figure out how everything hardly moves forward with internet technology.
In the meantime, the clients are very happy. I am actually happy to see the sites come to live on mobile platforms. But it just leaves a bad aftertaste.