We have a mix of links on our public website and we're trying to style them with icons to convey certain things about them.
- external links have an icon with a little arrow leaving a box to show they're leaving the site
- links requiring a password (trying to decide on either a key or a padlock icon)
but we have some links that are only accessible only from the internal network - and we can't find any method of conveying this other than writing "intranet" next to them.
are there any example or clever approaches out there to this? would the word "intranet" be considered sufficiently clear? it means something to me but I can see the public being confused.
I would really like to just not have such links on our website to begin with (why put them on the public site...) but that is not an option - at which point I want to convey as clearly as possibly that people on the internet will not be able to reach them.
perhaps like some site have that warning page that says you're about to leave the site (I don't normally like these...) I could have a warning page when clicking on the links saying they will only work if you are on the internal network? perhaps that combined with the intranet text will be sufficient.