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

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Sep
16
awarded  Guru
Sep
16
comment Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active
In my experience, branding / marketing people will be more concerned with what the hover state looks like, and have little / no concern about the focus state. My personal preference is to make the focus state very obvious (maybe even off-brand) to increase the visibility of it, but ensure the hover state still fits within the brand guidelines. That way you can (hopefully) keep everyone happy!
Sep
16
answered Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@MattiVirkkunen True, but it is from 100,000 websites, so it's not exactly a minor survey. And your statement that 'mobile majority is not true for most websites' is not necessarily a fact. (Unless you have data to support it of course)
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
Fantastic answer (as I would expect from you!). I had someone recently ask me if I design 'Mobile First'. My answer was - I design for content and then decide how best to display that content on whatever device is appropriate. Don't have any one/two/twenty screensizes in mind to start with, think of the content itself and how best you can serve that up.
Sep
15
comment Is “Mobile First” still relevant
@MattiVirkkunen Are you sure the userbase for most websites is not mobile? For instance, it was only recently that more ecommerce transactions were done via mobile than desktop.
Sep
15
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
This is descending too much into argument and discussion rather than brief comments on the answer. I'm going to clear these comments down, but feel free to move over to User Experience Chat to continue this.
Sep
15
comment Best way to ask user to select either image or color
Can you expand on what you mean here? As it currently reads it just sounds like you're suggesting the same approach the OP has already provided in the question.
Sep
15
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
@ivy_lynx there are many ways to test on older browsers. Virtual Machines, old physical machines, hosted solutions... Just because it is a bit harder to test on these things doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. As a UX Designer (or whatever role it is) it is your responsibility to make sure what is designed is appropriate for the target audience.
Sep
14
comment Does my website still have to support Internet Explorer 8 and earlier?
@Howdy_McGee 6% of the world population is 420,000,000. That's quite a significant number. And even if the total number was only 100 people, that is still 100 people that you are refusing to accommodate.
Sep
11
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
11
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
11
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!