A client asked me to design an external plugin for WordPress.
Client: We want to be able to see everything in the database with this plugin.
Me: Everything? That’s a lot of info, and a lot of it won’t actually fit into the display. Can we limit it to a few key fields?
Client: No, we want everything.
I shrugged and did what they asked, delivering the plugin on time.
Client: What’s going on here? We have to scroll forever to get to the information we need.
Me: Some of the database items are huge, and that means you have to scorll through it.
Client: Fix it now.
Me: So I should limit the fields it displays?
Client: No. We want everything, we just don’t want to scroll to see it all.