It’s the Most Frustrating Time of the Year

By Peter Hornsby

Published: December 23, 2013

Inspired by George Wyle and Eddie Pola’s song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

It’s the most frustrating time of the year
With our focus on scaling
And everyone telling “There’s nothing to fear;
Our site must look fine on all sorts of gear.”

It’s the most frustrating time of them all
The users are clueless, the stakeholders useless
Our budget is small
It’s the most frustrating time of them all.

There’ll be pages displaying
On iPad and Surface
On desktop and even on phones
They’ll receive taps and clicks
Work on IE 10 and on 6!
Both browsers we cannot condone.

It’s the most frustrating time of the year
There’s been much remote testing
With ‘helpful’ suggesting
As deadlines draw near
It’s the most frustrating time of the year.

As I break down in tears
My head suddenly clears
I know where this site needs to go
I’ll get rid of the pictures
And all of the strictures
Of responsive design and workflow.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Our text-only site’s live
And, indeed, it’s responsive
So I’m out of here!
It’s the most wonderful time 
It’s the most wonderful time 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

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