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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 differentiate the priority by using a lighter rollover colour?

Ideally I'd like to use a different colour but I'm wondering if that is a big UX no no.

Normal state

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Active state with all links in active state

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    The bigger no-no here is having links with no visual affordance at all (they're styled without any underlines and no colour cues). – Kit Grose Jul 27 '15 at 4:01
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    True,additionally remember hover is becoming obsolete with touch interfaces! – downrep_nation Jul 27 '15 at 4:33
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The share and save links are fine because:

  • Icons/Buttons alongside text.
  • Knowledge of word meaning and standardised placement of links makes it an intuitive location to put them.
  • Good colours away from the standard text colours of the page.

Why the heading for the 'element' is not so good:

  • Same colour, styles (and size?) as the top header Image collections
  • The colour, to me, on my work screen is hard to read with said style.

Move away from the Image collections follow style and try bring in something a bit thicker or bolder than the two buttons below and the main header.

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  • Hi, good point about the heading text, I'll bump up the font weight there, I agree that orange isn't great but it's the brand colour. – Clinton Green Jul 27 '15 at 23:10

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