"Heh, remember iframes?" you chuckle to yourself, reminiscing, "remember those?"

Your coworker looks at you with a quizzical look. "Iframes? We still use those all over the site."

You glance at the calendar. It is 2006.

"Oh-Oh no.." You stammer.

"Anyway, it looks like we're gonna have to take those transparent PNGs off the homepage," your coworker continues, "it looks like internet explorer doesn't support them."

You would scream, but only bonzi buddy would hear

@SuricrasiaOnline Time To Make A Stupid Amount Of Money And Thereby Accelerate Socialism With Gay Weed Post-Scarcity Characteristics

@SuricrasiaOnline I don't have time for this, I have a mobile WAP site to keep in sync with these changes

@SuricrasiaOnline @staticsafe And then you head over to for some mediation time.

@SuricrasiaOnline @staticsafe “yeah, those rounded corners on the buttons… we’re going to either require you to make images for them, or maybe we could try that hot new background image on spans inside the link thingie… or you just kill the rounded parts.”

@SuricrasiaOnline the year is 2018 and I recently had to cite references for a government department to ensure iframes were *not* implemented as part of our new website solution. Sigh.

@SuricrasiaOnline the really scary thing?

intranet sites that still use iframes


I use uMatrix and regularly have to whitelist iframes to make things work, especially payment systems. They didn't die they just got deeper into the browser security model...

@SuricrasiaOnline wait — in 2006 you could kick off the "Responsive Web Design" revolution four years early and steal the flame from Ethan Marcotte. Start the CSS3 process early enough that IE11 might support unprefixed Flexbox and Grid. Start the Responsive Images Community Group ahead of time and we could have srcsets as early as 2011!

You could preempt and Twitter Cards by proposing that IETF adopt oEmbed as a formal standard!

Performance budgets!

Use this time travel for good!


Going back to 2006 would freaking suck.

I don't even know how on Earth I'd levy what little present knowledge I have on my own into properly exploiting that wormhole to creating a better timeline!

@SuricrasiaOnline nah, I was kidding. I understand about only the bottom half. Fine. A little less.
at last, time to flex my webdev wizardry
[reads w3school & thenewboston tutorials like a boss]
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