I was making a fresh start in a new city, and shopping my resumé to various graphics design firms. There was a prominent link to my portfolio site up top. After months of looking I didn’t get a single call-back.
Eventually I got a job in another industry, and noticed a bunch of Macs in the corner that they used for testing. One day I decided to load my portfolio site for fun... turned out there was a glitch in CSS support in Internet Explorer that would crash the browser, and since this was Mac OS “Classic”, that took down the entire machine.
Graphic design firms were all still on Macs with the old OS back in those days; I had been walking around crashing computers and destroying people’s work for months.
Since then, the world has changed… some design firms have transitioned to be purely marketers, others just hire development firms that are happy to defer all UX to their partners, and others still have transitioned to be UX/UI design firms.