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

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8h
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
I've protected this question because it's getting pretty much the same answer repeatedly - because the technology at the time could only handle pulse dialing. That answer has already been stated multiple times so any more ways of saying the same thing is just noise.
10h
comment Why do installers still try to install toolbars?
That's a marketing decision. Same reason why Adobe suggests installing McAfee with Flash updates. They've been paid by the affiliate to bundle the installer with their product. It's not a UX issue really (although perhaps in the context of Dark Patterns).
11h
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
Because this is a UX site. We don't need to know the fully detailed nitty-gritty technical explanations. From a User Experience perspective the phones were limited to pulse dialing because that's all that technology would allow at the time. Going into more technical detail, while possibly interesting, isn't a new answer to the question. It's just a technical description behind what has already been stated.
11h
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
That point has also been made in a variety of answers and comments.
11h
comment Why did early telephones use a rotary dial instead of 10 individual buttons?
This isn't really any different an answer to the top-voted answer.
13h
comment Is there any good reasons to stick with full page refreshes any more
One reason - until WAI-ARIA regions start getting used far more, is accessibility. If only a section of the page is updating and not the full page then screenreader users won't be alerted to any changes that have happened on screen.
14h
comment Should I unsubscribe uninterested mailing-list members?
I probably shouldn't ask this, but what do your marketing people think of the idea of unsubscribing people? Sounds like something that'll not go down too well with them. (They are stakeholders after all, so I'm sure they'll have an opinion / requirement).
15h
comment Sign up with Google/Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn
What sort of site is it? Who are the users? What are the business requirements? What user data do you need, and why?
19h
comment Windows phone background set
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to use a phone, it isn't a user experience question.
1d
comment Why internet explorer is being used by many users
@AustinFrench: Interestingly, IE11 is actually faster than most other browsers. And uses less base memory too.
1d
comment Why didn't the phone companies change the length of the phone numbers for new applications like faxes?
This isn't really going to be answerable. "Why didn't company X do something I think they should have done" is only going to be answerable by someone at that company. Even the "Why did company X do something" questions are hard to answer definitively.
1d
comment Why internet explorer is being used by many users
Because users don't care about most of that stuff. Their machine comes with it, and it works so they have no reason to change it. Plus corporate networks often are locked into Microsoft anyway. It shouldn't really matter in this day and age; people can use whatever browser they want. Provided they are using the most up-to-date version of whatever browser they choose then that's their choice. Besides, they all do some things better than others.
1d
comment How to present data from open questions in a summative way? (besides word clouds)
It's a bit hard to answer without knowing what your data actually is. What is it you're trying to show?
1d
comment Font searching (by image)
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identifying a font, it isn't a UX problem. Try services like myfonts.com/WhatTheFont instead.
1d
comment Do I need an extra home link when I have the logo on the right hand side
There are several useful questions around this concept - ux.stackexchange.com/questions/17472/… and ux.stackexchange.com/questions/5003/home-button-vs-logo-link. I had thought they're duplicates but you're specifically referring to the logo on the Right hand side, rather than just talking about a clickable logo in general.
1d
comment Are my Sign Up form error messages correct?
How do you know a users name doesn't have illegal characters? What is an illegal character anyway? I'd just look to ensure they've populated the field rather than doing any specific validation / verification on that particular one. People can have very weird names.
2d
comment How to design a Java based interactive GUI for a desktop application
Sorry, but this isn't a UX question. We can help out with what you want to do, but if your question involves the actual implementation of that then it's out of scope for this site I'm afraid.
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comment My first Wireframe am I doing it right?
Hi Mem. Sorry, but this isn't really the site to come for individual reviews and feedback on your designs. We're here to provide useful answers to specific questions that will be of benefit to many other people. Think of us like Wikipedia - a repository of useful answers to questions people may also have had themselves.
2d
comment Do professional web designers use Adobe software (such as Reflow)
I'm putting this on hold as it's not really a question with a correct answer. Everyone does it differently (as shown in the few answers you've already had). You just use the product / application that a) your company tell you to use, and that b) you are able to use.
2d
comment What's the ideal width and number of products in line (ecommerce website - responsive)
He has already said he's going for a responsive design. That doesn't just mean fitting loads of items into a row just because you have the space for it. Also, I don't really see how site loading speed is relevant to this particular situation. With responsive design you still have to load everything, regardless of how many items are in a row.