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The idea of 'click here' being a bad idea originated from data about how people visually scan web pages which show that people don't read online: they skim the page to get the key information. If someone is scanning, 'click here' (particularly if there are lots of them!) links are totally meaningless in isolation: the user has to spend time reading around ...


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It doesn't matter one bit. To get on my soapbox for a second, one of the biggest problems of non-professional UX is that people will read some article or other, containing some specialized advice or guidelines, with specific reasoning, appropriate for specific circumstances. But they won't remember any of the "specific" parts, they will just think that the ...


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I think how you have placed the hyperlink is fine. There are various rules out there for using hyperlinks on a sentence like Vitaly explained. Personally for me, if the link was to take me to a different page I'd expect the sentence to be constructed so that there is an explanation (e.g: "Those interested in Arts and Crafts, please Commit to") followed ...


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Using the word "you" should generally be reserved for descriptive texts that address the logged in user. For example, you would say "You have 1 task assigned to you" to illustrate that the user has a task pending, but in a grid of tasks and various status values, it would look more consistent to have the user's display name instead of just "you." If you ...


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You're wondering how to differentiate between two types of gift subscriptions: A one-time subscription. An automatically renewing subscription. In both cases, the subscription will go to a third party, as a gift. I can see that, at a glance, the two offers would seem similar or identical, which would be confusing until the user reads the description. ...


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There isn't any "better" solution to this which applies universally, but generally I would err on the use of "You" rather than the person's name when addressing them or referring to them when they are reading. Partly this is because I favour a casual form of address in applications, but there are some other reasons too: Tone "You" presents a more personal ...


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For accessibility (screen readers, this is fine. (But less than 5% of the market for a general website) The reason "Here" and "Click Here" are bad is because they are useless words. They provide no context. This isn't an accessibility issue; it is a usability issue. There's an overwhelming amount of evidence that website visitors don't read, they scan. They ...



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