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What is the best practice for styling links, when considering mobile and tablet UX?

I am working on a website that has a variety of content types. Many different titles, modules. Some of the modules have titles that are clickable that take the user through to a landing page for that ...
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Why do read links turn purple?

Today I saw a post on Facebook that had this pun: Clicked links turn purple because blue + "read" equals purple Is there any specific reason why a link is blue and when it is clicked/read, it ...
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Placing and styling the “Read all answers” for a interview question answer web page

I have a blog where I post interview questions and answers. So for each category like SQL, Java etc I have separate pages. Where in each page I have a collection of questions and a link to their ...
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How to inform users in a documentation if the topic is advanced, and if it's even necessary?

In the documentation page for my team's product, there are some articles under the same header that are fairly friendly but some that are definitely not for beginners. My employer wants something that ...
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How is it called when you have 2 links that lead to the same page?

I just logged into Mandrill, and I noticed their page has only 2 buttons "Get SMTP credentials" and "Get API Keys" I also noticed these 2 buttons lead to the same place. This is a great UX example ...
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Is it ok to allow tab skipping of terms and privacy links on a registration page?

I have a registration page containing the following fields, links and button: Name: Email: Password: CAPTCHA (third party): privacy link for CAPTCHA (third party) Site Terms link Register button ...
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What is the name for the pattern where consecutive words link to similar resources?

What is the name for the pattern where consecutive words in a phrase are each hyper-linked to similar resources? For example: there are many sites in the Stack Exchange network.
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How do I indicate that a subset of icons aren't clickable?

I have a row of icons with labels. The first three are clickable and are in fact nav elements for the content area. The last icon isn't clickable... how do I make the lack of clicking affordance ...
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Should clicking the logo for a website while on the home page reload the page?

Many websites have their logo near the top which is a clickable link to the homepage. There's some interesting discussion about this kind of button in this question. I am wondering if it's a good user ...
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What is the general meaning of a struck out hyperlink?

For instance, when I click on a colored underlined text, I am expecting it to be a hyperlink, redirecting me somewhere. When the hyperlink changes its color, I expect it to be already visited. But ...
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How to indicate this button/link opens a new tab

This isn't involving external links, but rather within a "single page app", we have some report buttons that should logically open their report in another tab (for printing, different layout, etc...) ...
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For usability testing - How do you handle external links in main navbar?

We are currently creating a new test homepage that we will divert part of the traffic from the main site to so that we can test conversion rates. This site unfortunately will not have all the pages ...
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Touchable address to launch maps app. What is recommended?

Has anyone done testing over what best to display with an address that indicates when it is touched can launch a maps app (this is for a mobile app)? Do you use a Google style pin? Apple style Pin? ...
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Should special characters or punctuation be included in hyperlink text?

I researched this topic and there appears to be conflicting answers for this question. When hyperlinked text might include special characters/punctuation, is it proper to include these characters ...
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Do users know that clicking the logo on a website will take them to home page? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a colleague about using "Home" link in main (top) navigation. I know that I should give more options to users, so, my question is not about I should use "Home" link or logo ...
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Should long line of text be used as a hyperlink?

I have a list of items laid out as a table: Title Reported On Status The lamb that Mary had went missing 12 Mar 2014 New ...
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Why does stackexchange not underline hyperlinks?

I was just reading up on the the visual affordance of links and why its important to have an affordance that something is a link without requiring the user to hover over it.To quote the MSDN ...
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Is Parent.se confusing users with link color?

Today, I stumbled upon http://parenting.stackexchange.com/ browsed coupled of threads and noticed that site is creating confusion to users [personal experience] using dull color for non visited link ...
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Mobile Deep Links from Emails

I'm looking to send an email to our users that directs them to our app. This uses a mobile deep link (custom URI scheme) that we have been successfully using for a while now. If the user presses the ...
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“Useful links” - really useful?

A great many sites I've seen have pages titled "Useful links" or similar. I tend to regard this as bad practice: why have a link on a site if it's not useful? Essentially it feels like a category that ...
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What part of overview item should be clickable

We're making an overview of whitepapers, videos and other resources. Me and the frontend designer are in a small disagreement over which part of the item should be clickable. Should it be: only ...
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Is it OK to link to product pages from a price change alert in the shopping cart?

We are adding an alert to notify users some items in their cart have changed price. There's been some debate on whether or not to link the items in the list to their product pages. One concern is ...
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What is the best way to show that a link opens a modal window?

I want to make the user feel that clicking the item will bring up more detail about it in a modal window.
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How to choose between “show” and “display” something?

English is not my native language but "show" and "display" seems very similar to me. I work on a Web Application and I don't know if it's better to use "show" or "display" in my UI. I need to use ...
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Wording for the “edit” link text

I'm building a website that's in many ways similar to StackExchange but more focused on other topics and differently structured. Now, I've come to the links text wording.. Particularly, the "edit" ...
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Link Styling - Active, Hover, etc

I've noticed many sites throughout the web from SBNation to smaller sites not having an 'active' (selected) style for their links. Sites like USAToday do have active states highlighted. My assumption ...
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headings as links

In a lot of cases I've always used headings as links (where they make sense) instead of a heading, info text and then a link For example: Finance website Here's some info text here about this ...
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What is the best practice for link affordance?

If I have several links, what are the best practice to demonstrate that that link has affordance. Take this example: We have a link that only underlines on hover and has no colour. Surely, that's ...
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What should a tag list do?

I have a list of tags associated to a page. Currently, those tags link through to a search page of other pages sharing that tag. This is the view from an individual page: I don't think this ...
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Responsive Design with Lengthy Links

Related to question How to resolve lengthy hyperlinks? with responsive webdesign in mind... In past practices on desktop, links would span 2 lines where on mobile they would span almost 10 lines! ...
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Text vs Icon (Opens in a New Window)

Over the past months I have been turning small websites responsive and encountered PDF links that spell out Opens in a New Window instead of using an icon. I spoke to the client about using an icon ...
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How to reference (and provide links to) online content in offline media?

Provided that print publications produced in-house and "physical" advertisements have to reference or "link" to online content, what is an accessible (in broader sense) and user-friendly way to do so? ...
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Any research about “few markets” that expect external links to be opened in new windows/tabs?

Google AdSense, an advertisement service, documents in "Opening the ads in a new window": Generally, it is our policy to not allow Google ads to open in a new window. However, in a few markets, ...
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Do links need to be blue in business application?

I am currently designing a screen for an internal business application, in this screen is a table that contains a lot of orders, each of these orders have many entities associate with it. - Two ...
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Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
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Navigation on side – dealing with link lengths – different font sizes?

At the moment I am building a webpage where the main navigation is located on the side, not at the top. The page uses a CMS where the user can create own menu links. That means if someone enters a ...
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How to find later parts of a multi-part article

Consider the very common scenario where someone writes a series of articles (Parts 1 through n). With my publisher, Simple-Talk.com, for example, independent of whether I send them one at a time or ...
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Styling links in a web app

I am building a web app that will have a large number of clickable elements. The problem is if I style this with web best practice i.e. different colour/underlined etc the app looks a mess due to the ...
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Dilemma: How to determine the color for active / unvisited links?

How should you determine the difference between colors of visited vs unvisited links? As an example: I'm working on a theme where link color is purple. I need some suggestion on visited link color ...
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Colours of clickable links in webdesign

This is a redesign of my website im doing: http://www.ryansmurphy.com/redesign/ As you can see, its largely a work in progress, im trying to do a flat ui design. I can tell you now, I am in no way ...
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Primary navigation and off-site links [duplicate]

On a site with a simple top level navigation (About, Blog, News, Careers, Contact), is it a good idea to have the Careers item link to an external site instead of on-site content? I've read articles ...
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Text link distinction

I am working on on a site which uses a hover state on a link within copy (a window pops up, much like a tool tip) as well as a standard link (which takes the visitor to another page). The distinction ...
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How to mark visited vs non visited links

What is the best combination of markings (colour, style etc.) for visited vs. non-visited links in a list that may contain many links and whose contents may have been visited in any number and any ...
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Where to open a Notification-Link in a business web application

we're currently developing a business application platform that consists of several independent programs. When a user performs an action, a backgroundjob will be started. At the end of that job, the ...
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Best way to link to other articles from the newsletter in a blog

I am currently designing a new company blog and we are planning on having a monthly email newsletter. My question is: If someone clicks on one article from the email newsletter, what's the best way ...
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How to send information or link to a user's phone

Say you have a web site showing recipes which include a list of ingredients. We want to get that list of ingredients from the user's desktop browser to the user's mobile phone so when they go shopping ...
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Where should I place a “live chat” link on my page?

I'm thinking of putting a "live chat" button or link on a site I work on. It should appear on every page, and ideally would be in the same location on every page. Are there any usability principles ...
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Where should a Continue Shopping link/button link to?

Typically, on ecommerce sites, there is a "Continue Shopping" button or a link in the checkout process. My question is: should that be linked to the previous page a visitor was on? (like a product ...
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Do all links on a page have to be all underlined or all colored?

I am redesigning a website and currently working on the homepage. I have several links or points of entry via the homepage. I was wondering if I need to follow one convention for styling the links, ...
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Anchor links with arrows?

I have several questions about anchor links for long pages that need an index at the top. Is it good usability to use arrows (pointing down) with anchor links? Should the arrow be on the left or ...