Quoting Lebowski

Lebowski QuoteA pet peeve of mine is seeing blog comments or tweets neigh-saying innovative strides in web development. I see the issue of cross-browser compatibility to be completely separate from forward thinking experimentation. This is about progress, which is essential to our industry. It’s like saying, “Those compact discs sound amazing, but they won’t fit in my tape deck.” As a cathartic design exercise, I made a cute little graphic illustrating my feelings on the subject. This may actually spark an entire series wherein I address common web gripes with movie quotes. In this case, I’ve used the words of The Dude from The Big Lebowski to sum up the whole durned thing.

Please don’t take it too seriously, and please do pardon the foul language. Remember, this isn’t about people who use Internet Explorer 6. It is about those who hinder progress by focusing on current or past conventions.

Feel free to download the desktop wallpaper if you happen to enjoy it.

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  • Travis Gertz

    The Dude abides.

    Please make more. This is awesome.

  • Ian Parr

    I don’t think calling people who have to use IE at work assholes is very nice. Is there any way you can provide a service that forwards such a message to their IT admin/dept?

    • Trent

      Ian, this isn’t about what browsers people use. It’s about not hindering progress by focusing on current or past conventions. I have no ill will towards any browser users whether they have a choice at work or not.

  • Zachattack

    This couldn’t be more perfect, it absolutely identifies the frustration of fighting with an evil demon possessed hate machine.

  • Enrico

    right-click > Set As Desktop Background...

  • Christopher Meeks

    Just set it up as my background. That texture looks stellar.

  • Simon Foster

    My sentiments exactly.

  • Zoe Gillenwater

    This is perfect. Love it. Yes, please make more!

    I’m writing a book on CSS3, and now I’m wondering if I should have titled it “You’re not wrong, you’re just an asshole.” Has such a ring to it.

    • Trent

      Zoe, funny you should mention that. I’m working on a second one this weekend!

  • Ismail

    This is perfect. Love it. Yes, please make more!

  • Becca

    Brilliant. People need to stop being so sensitive.

    This wallpaper really ties my desktop together.

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