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Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
11
comment location request on site load - in a pop up window
It's a holiday site, how do you know they want to look at holidays in the same country as they are currently in?
Sep
11
reviewed Leave Open Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
Sep
11
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
I'm worried we're getting out of hand here. The problem here isn't about whether the IT department of a hospital (or elsewhere) can / should update their web browsers. The issue is that OP has created a site that is not compatible with a browser that is being used (for whatever reason). So the answers should be around solving that issue, not about whether or not the target audience should fix their infrastructure.
Sep
11
revised Radio buttons menu with radio button submenu
deleted 93 characters in body; edited tags
Sep
11
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
@AwalGarg OK, 'millions' is perhaps on overstatement in my throwaway comment, but if I used the words 'significant amounts of money' my point would still be the same. It costs money to update infrastructure. The bigger the institution/company, the greater the financial cost.
Sep
11
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
@AwalGarg The browser download may be free, but the infrastructure to run it isn't. If they wanted to upgrade to IE9 or above then that requires Windows 7 or newer. That is where the cost comes in. If they're running WindowsXP (which is likely) then they have to factor in the costs of the OS upgrade, and potentially hardware upgrades too.
Sep
11
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
There is likely a reason it's still on IE7 though. And it's unlikely to just be ignorance "oh, we didn't realise the browsers were out of date, even though we're the IT department". Upgrading a whole corporation like this is a very costly affair. Imagine the press - "Local hospital spends millions updating internet browsers instead of hiring new nurses". Just because they should update, doesn't mean they can / will.
Sep
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comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
@GhostRider It's better you find this now than when it launches and you get loads of angry emails from people who can't use it. It's too late then!
Sep
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comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
What if they can't update? It is a site aimed at academic institutions, not people on their laptop at home. Corporate firewalls etc may mean they can't update it. In fact I'd assume that is likely the case, or they would have updated by now anyway.
Sep
11
answered Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
Sep
10
reviewed Close Getting new and existing users to follow others - Best Practices?
Sep
10
comment Login and Register in one form
OP stated the question quite specifically: "are there any arguments for or against such pattern? Also, is there a name for such pattern?" I fail to see how your post has addressed these requests. Your suggestion may be a valid alternative, but no alternative has been requested. OP is specifically asking as to whether or not the specific pattern shown there is useful or not.
Sep
10
comment why used yellow color for new record or item
We're going to need a lot more detail here to be able to give you a useful answer. As Uwe asks; who has claimed you should use yellow? What situations are you seeing this in? What is wrong with using yellow anyway? What exactly is the problem you're having here?
Sep
9
comment Login and Register in one form
This doesn't answer the question. OP isn't asking for an alternative method, nor for any of the comedy labels or comics.
Sep
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reviewed Close International friendly alternative icons to thumbs up/down
Sep
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reviewed Close What is the ideal grid size
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to 'select' menu items that also link to deeper items?
Sep
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reviewed Close Retina images or not?
Sep
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reviewed Leave Closed Website UI specification builder?