I'm making an app where one can read old English works, where I'd like to have two clicking actions:
- The user should to be able to click on certain words which take a person to another page (cross-linking)
- The user should be able to click on a word and have a definition pop up.
The links won't overlap (so a word which will be cross-linked won't be defined).
I was thinking of just changing link colors (so link type 1 will be blue (Hey, it is a normal link) and link 2 will be red).
The problem is that going to another page is jarring, while a definition isn't (it's a sandwitch/toast style notification), and I want the features to be naturally discover-able.
I've seen websites have special icons next to links which cross-link to different sites, but I don't want that either, as it's too visually cluttering.
Is there a way to show that a link won't send you somewhere else?