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

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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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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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Links in a page pointing to same page? (as in stackExchange questions' tittle)

Example: (questions' tittle 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 in my StackExchange profile signature on some other fora. Those interested in Arts and Crafts, please Commit to this stackoverflow proposal! Well, I read somewhere that ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Homepage Changes Based on Who is Accessing It

I am redesigning a homepage which has 10 places it can take you. Four types of people will be using this homepage. Person 1 can access elements 1, 2, and 3. Person 2 can access elements 3, and 4. ...
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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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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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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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Why does MediaWiki put little padlocks on HTTPS links?

Does anyone know why MediaWiki puts little padlock icons next to HTTPS links? For example, if I put this link in a wiki article: https://twitter.com/harry_wood it would get a little yellow padlock by ...
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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 ...
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When should hyperlink text be used?

Should text links always be text or are there cases when it makes more sense to simply link the URL? Examples A text link might look like this: Responsive Web Design Techniques, Tools and Design ...
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Are tag/word clouds useful?

A lot of blogs or other types of sites with a lot of content use tag clouds, where trending words are shown and popular words are displayed larger. For example Should you put a tag cloud on your ...
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Google Maps Link Name

We have an application that provides an address to a commercial property. There's a use case in which users will need to view the property in google maps. I was wondering if there's a standard link ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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Best way to display a list of links to articles?

I have a page that links to other pages on my Wordpress website. At the moment, I am displaying them in an unordered list. However, in my opinion, it looks a bit cluttered. Plus, I'm afraid that the ...
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Best placement for a “Go Back” button: top or bottom?

I know that it is bad practice to use a "Go Back" button (since the browser has such a function) but when it can't be avoided for some reason, is it better to put it on top (similar to how the back ...
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Can we assume a file stored in the cloud and link saved in the pocket app, are same?

Let’s imagine a user uses a cloud service (for example Google Drive) for: Only backing up his data Accessing files from different locations and different devices To expand the storage capacity of ...
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Where to put the link to admin section?

I have a website with searchable information for users (catalogue, search, item details, etc.). The site does not offer (and doesn't need) any log-in functionality (content is never personalised and ...
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Is there any established convention for indicating that a link will scroll the page? (jump links)

There are various existing conventions to give users clues about what will happen on clicking or touching a link when it is not a standard link to another page, for example: Single chevrons pointing ...
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Efficient way to enter link on phone

I am currently working on a web app that requires users to type the given link on their phone's browser to access the info. I am thinking of putting in a QR code. Is there any better way to do it?
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Link-heavy web GUI patterns

There is an enterprise system where all entities are interconnected. Let's say we have following entities for a example: Customer, Order, Product, Contact, Employee. The preferred GUI style is ...
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Does users always relate underlined words to links?

I was reading an article, and the author underlined a single word. Automatically I though 'this is a link, let's click it', but it was only a underlined word: Is there a study that shows that users ...
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Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks?

Over the years of surfing on the web I have found numerous examples of people saying that you shouldn't use the word "here" in a textlink etc. Personally I like the idea of using the word, because it ...
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Embedded link in text or small link icon next to it in document?

In a document which has so many links (e.g. this CV), where the blue is overwhelming the black, and the whole sentences/groups of words are links, not just some words in the middle, should we use a ...
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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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Why is there a link to the current page?

If you are reading this, that might mean that you have opened this question (or maybe previewing the question). If you have indeed opened this question, when you click on the question title it links ...
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When should hyperlinks be underlined?

Have you noticed that more and more websites have removed underlines from hyperlinks? For example, the current beta test of Google doesn't have underlines on the search results. Google, along with ...
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Which anchor text variation provides the best experience? [duplicate]

Basically, my question is about where anchor tag links should be located. In the specific sentence Click here to go to this site, what makes the most sense? Click here to go to this site. Click ...
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Username & Password for selling page Yes or No?

I appreciate your given opinion about this: I intend to send an email to a specific target audience in order to offer small business owners (around the world) a product which is not cheap. (I don't ...
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What do users expect to occur with a “Watch video” link?

I'm trying to come up with the best way to serve videos on a website. Currently there's an instance that says, "Watch video" with a little camera icon. It's in contrast to "Read report" with a little ...
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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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Multiple methods of navigating backwards from a web app's detail page

I've got a situation where there's a list, and each item in the list contains a detail page. Lets say it's a list of users in a table or something, and clicking on a user brings you to a page with ...
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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 ...