If you haven’t noticed already, CallFire is going through a major site redesign. It’s a redesign that’s very much a work in progress for it’s not just the look & feel that’s changing but we’re also laying the foundation for what we hope to be the next stage of explosive growth. But I digress.
One of the biggest challenges from a UI perspective has been keeping the site universally accessible. This is of course a breeze in FireFox & Chrome, but as any web designer will know, Internet Explorer, in all it’s flavors is a bane of any website’s existence. So, we we’re having quite a few issues with IE 6—that archaic browser that should never have seen the light of day—and yours truly decreed that we shall no longer support IE 6.0. Wishful thinking.
I got inspiration for this brilliant idea from YouTube’s message (shown above) and figured, if Google can do it, why can’t we? Small problem. Unlike YouTube, almost all of CallFire’s visitors are paying customers using computers that have software installed by change-resistant IT departments that were flooding our support lines. So as much as it would be fun to lay down the law, I’ll have to grudgingly acquiesce to reality. Influencing Change , it turns out, is hard for it seldom happens on your timetable. Back to the testing cycle folks!
Quote of the Day
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.