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For me it depends on the needs. There are generally two scenarios.. I want user to continue on another article. I want user to take reference from another article. If its 1st then he is done with current page and so the link should be opening in same tab. If its 2nd then he should be coming back to the current article after taking reference so, the link ...


I would refer to this article on CSS Tricks. It list both good and bad instances to open links in a new window (i.e. use target="_blank") Bad reasons Because you like it that way Because you don't want users to ever leave your page To differentiate between "internal" and "external" links Because it links to a PDF Because a client wants it that way Because ...


For link colours: You should at least be consistent (stick to one colour). I would say you should also leverage the user's existing knowledge of what a link in text will look like, and follow the existing convention (although if you have a really strong design concept that this will clash with, the "following convention" rule is not set in stone). For ...


About links Here a fine article about consistency : http://www.uxbooth.com/articles/consistency-key-to-a-better-user-experience/ A few lines The design of your site should also be consistent. Users remember the details, whether consciously or not. For example, users will associate a particular color on your website as the “link color,” they’ll ...


Technical users will know to look at their browser's status field to see the URL, so you should still link phrases. Never link the URL, only use it in plain-text situations or where there is no better text to link.


The best way is to link to the word or phrase with a meaning, such as website or register. Never ever link the word here. Reference: accepted answer on the question Why shouldn't we use words such as 'here' and 'this' in textlinks? There's an overwhelming amount of evidence that website visitors don't read, they scan. They scan for links to find the ...


A common solution that I see is to use ellipsis, and when the mouse hovers over it, show the full text in a balloon; but this is somewhat redundant when the label already fit the navigation. Or, even better, you can temporarily widen the navigation column during mouse hover. With CSS3, it is even possible to do so without JavaScript.

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