Hyperlinks indicate that clicking on a piece of text or image will take you to related information.

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How can I make it more obvious that these are links?

I'm finally adding another page to a website I own, naturally this requires the ability to navigate to/from the two pages of the website. I've completed a simple navigation bar that blends into the ...
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When to open link in new tab?

There are links, buttons, images and much more that directs users to new pages. In my opinion, it should always stay in the same tab unless it's a PDF or download item. But when is it acceptable to ...
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Anchor tag accessibility on SO

I noticed this question on SO Meta, and I was curious what the best solution would be. I understand the accessibility concerns, and I would like to see the need met, but I'm not terribly fond of text-...
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Opening up external links on mobile web: same tab vs new tab

On desktop, the most commonly used practice is for external links to open in new tabs. On mobile, tabs are less accessible and I have serious doubts that the average user knows how to use or ...
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When is it recommended to give a Continue Anyway link

For the pages that are not mobile optimised (the operations that are done on the page should be only from a desktop. Imagine some kind of a development tool which would be used only from a desktop and ...
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Footer links necessary if navbar is fixed on small business website?

I'm developing a website for a friend's startup. It's a really small website with only 4-6 pages. Currently I have designed the website with a fixed navbar (and a fixed menu toggle button on mobile). ...
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Improve accessibility for hyperlinks - use title or alt or both?

I'm just asking about plain hyperlinks (not images as mentioned in Should html links with images have both title and alt attributes?) I'm considering adding title for hyperlinks. Should I add alt ...
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What is the practical consideration and impact on user experience when the designer makes the logout link/button difficult to access?

It seems like many websites go to great lengths to make the logout link/button very difficult to find or click on. For returning users hiding the logout link/button doesn't make sense because they ...
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Blue text - link?

Quick question! Is it OK to use blue text color if the text is not a link? Example: Would you assume that the blue text is a clickable link?
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Distinguishing spell check from link

I want to display misspelled words within text in HTML that are detected by a spell checker. I simply put the misspelled words in a <span> element, and made the color red, and the text-...
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How to display deep nested forum names?

In the backend of the company-intranet there is an area where you validate the rights of an user. Since the intranet comes with a forum, you can set rights for users to moderate a specific forum. ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content?

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Should html links with images have both title and alt attributes?

I understand it is generally a best quality practice to have title tags for hyperlinks and alt tags for images. This is good for several reasons: additional information for low bandwidth users, ...
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Non Clickable Navigation Menus

I am building a website in wordpress. My website navigation have few main menu's and 2 main menus have their submenu's. Each main menus and sub menus redirecting to their corresponding pages except ...
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Should I link to home from home? [duplicate]

On all my pages, I have the logo in the top left corner. As is consistent with most sites online, it links back to the homepage. However, I need to decide between one of two things: Have the link ...
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External link to a bookmark

Sample code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Another Website Name</title> </head> <body> <h1>Fruits</h1> <h2>...
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Are QR codes more effective than text links in any particular setting?

I'd love to see some conversion comparisons pitching QR codes against regular text URL's.
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Linking multiple third-party accounts for a mobile app?

My user wants to access personal content from her Spotify, Soundcloud and other third-party accounts through one native mobile application. Imagine a music player for any personal library. The ...
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What does *data* show to be the best way to write hyperlinks in article text?

Here are some possible ways to embed a link in a sentence within an article. (The intended link text is just bolded here, rather than actually linked to something.) "A good first step is to perform a ...
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How can I create a link between resource in two different systems?

A user has an account for a booking website providing an availability calendar for their bike hire company. Each bike has it's own availability calendar and booking properties (rates, etc). The same ...
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Do I need to show a selected state in main navigation?

I'm working on a large, content-heavy website with multiple levels of navigation and was having a discussion with the designer about selected states in navigation. She said that since we have ...
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Denote case sensitivity on printed media

I made some business cards for my wife for her balloon twisting side business. Nothing too professional as is it just something she likes to do on weekends. She has a Facebook page that she just ...
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Naming of links line in social media

In many social media applications there are lines of links or buttons, such as favorite, share, like etc. Sometimes there have additional information such as the number of times an action has been ...
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Change focus when creating “jump to content” link for usability? [closed]

I have a link which is normally hidden but is revealed for users using keyboard navigation. This link jumps them past the header menus etc into the main page content. This is a similar example: http:...
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Properly linking to another web page from your home page hero section

I have a slight issue/disagreement with my client as far as how to add a link on the hero section that takes them to another part of the site. Before I continue, observe this web page Notice I have a ...
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Is there a reason for drawing Material Design flat buttons like plain text?

In the MD specifications are listed two types of buttons: flat buttons raised buttons the flat buttons are usually with black text, making them look like simple not clickable text (for someone). ...
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multiple ways to do the same thing

Using multiple icons to mean the same thing. Its a pretty common UX technique to allow for users with different types of mental model to be able to navigate; some people like top menus, others icons ...
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Correct Use Of Alt Text When Image Is A Link [duplicate]

In a situation where an image is an important feature of the page, but also acts as a link to a page containing a high-res version, how should its alt tag be populated. In this instance it needs to ...
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What's the best way to show multiple options for opening a codebase?

I'd like to give users of a desktop app I'm working on the option of accessing their local code either through the Windows Explorer/Mac Finder or through the command-line, what's the best way to do ...
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Shouldn't the logo be linked to the About page of a website? [duplicate]

For example the Apple logo takes you to the homepage of apple.com from any page. Even I link the logo to the homepage, but doesn't it make more sense if we link it to the about page?
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Links in a page pointing to same page? (as in stackExchange questions' title)

Example: (questions' title here are an example indeed) You're in ux.stackexchange, reading the question Links in a page pointing to same page? (as in stackExchange questions' tittle) You can ...
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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Should I include the word 'this' in an in-paragraph hyperlink?

I have the following text as my signature in some other fora. Those interested in Arts and Crafts, please Commit to this stackoverflow proposal! Well, I read somewhere that hyperlinks shouldn't ...
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Should minor links be styled with the same hover effects as primary links?

I have the following article which has a primary title link as well as breadcrumb and social links. Should I use the primary links' hover effect style for the breadcrumb and social links or ...
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Why is it standard for a website logo to navigate to the home page?

Why has it become an industry standard for logos to redirect a user to a website's homepage? Where was this first seen?
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Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention? [closed]

A course in web design mentioned the "BLU" rules, which covers that visited links should be colored differently. I tried to read more about it online, but was unable to google it. Does anyone know ...
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Guide/instruction buttons

Can someone tell me the professional name of the buttons that you see when you are in a new page or when it's a new feature? Those buttons usually open to pop-ups that will guide you in the new page/...
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How do I indicate that clicking a button will remove their search results?

This is about a complicated application that holds 50 years of archived data. Some things are illogical and we can't change it because it's stuck in 50 years of rusted customs. But slowly I'll try and ...
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Building a web site with hotlinks

I am building an interface similar to Google images search service. I know that Google is storing the thumbnails in the database and when you click on the thumbnail, it displays a page that is hot-...
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Do separate links with the same name pose accessibility problems if they're part of an unordered list?

Our site is getting flagged for accessibility issues for having separate links with the same text. However, I'm wondering if the links are actually distinguishable by screen readers since they have ...
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What is the best practice for a link that has two functions?

For Example, lets say I have a book viewer with list of (parent-child) bookmarks. my problem is how to deal with bookmarks when it have two action in the same link. download bmml source – ...
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Whether to use “Click Here” in Links for non techincal users

The hyper links containing the word "Click Here" is against the principles of Usability as the whole focus shifts towards the mouse and further it does not guide the users about the information of ...
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Should we tell users that a link or button will open in a new tab or window & how to do so?

I have encountered users (and myself) who feel that at times when clicking on links it can be surprising when things open in a new window or tab and they didn't expect that action. I believe it would ...
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What is the best way to represent a (Now Hiring) link or icon in a webpage

What is the best way to represent a (Now Hiring) link or icon in a webpage. some webpages locate it into a footer or something very bottom of the page. some is suggesting to put it in the very top of ...
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Undisclosed mailto: links. Why is this still prevalent?

I find it a wee bit obnoxious to see modern websites — even those with decent design —, still using contact links that open a user's email client without fair disclosure. Be it a lack of microcopy or ...
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How to best show links that are internal

I have created a wordpress site recently for my club. I have come recently to a discussion about the way I have shown the list of useful links internal to the site. I have put them under the header "...
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Is there research on whether users know how to open a link in a new tab?

When I was young and personal computers where a new thing, there was a study that revealed that many persons did not know what to do with a computer mouse and how to use the pointer on screen to ...
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Hyperlinks replacing buttons for desktop software UI's?

I am a Software Quality Assurance (SQA) manager for a complex geology and geophysics software application. Recently I heard my SQA team complaining about the heavy handedness of the UX teams. They ...
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Best way to indicate which application you are currently on, in the top navigation

I've seen a couple of link related posts but I feel this one is a little different. I'm currently working on an application where we have links to other products at the top of the screen, and we're ...
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How to let user know large caption in carousel is link

On this page, we'd like to let the user know that the big captions over the images can be clicked. (We don't have any links right now.) The pages that open will be on the same server, so the "External ...