Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

Hyperlinks indicate that clicking on a piece of text or image will take you to related information.

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What's the name of the (old) experimental UX concept that revealed further details on demand?

The idea is of course similar to modern day spoilers but the concept proposal was quite old. Moreover, the details were revealed inside the text not separately, i.e. simply added further sentences to ...
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Link to Slack on site [closed]

I'm placing a link to a Slack channel on my site. Here are two options I'm struggling with Link opens default web browser and the Slack channel appears, if the user has already logged into Slack in ...
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How do I convince my boss that too many link colors are bad for accessibility?

I work at a really small company making websites for a specific clientele, an older female audience. My boss, also the lead Art Director, uses lots of different colors for links across an entire ...
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Having external links (hyperlinks) and multiple actions in the same dashboard page

I am working on a huge system which is meant to provide internal user to manage products' lifecycle. Thus, it's like a complicated dashboard containing lots of information and data grid and ...
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How to differentiate navigation along the hierarchy from cross references

I noticed a pattern in the links in my web application: They either follow along the hierarchy (e.g. /projects/ -> /projects/5/ -> /projects/5/members/) or are cross references to a different place (e....
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What is a better position for 'send OTP by email' on sms OTP feature

I'm working on an OTP (one-time password) screen on a mobile app. The primary method of OTP is via SMS. There's also an option for sending OTP by email. Currently, my layout is like this, where I ...
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Link-buttons and button-links

I'd like to hear your opinions whether or not using buttons that look like links (text links, especially when styled the same as links) and links that look like a buttons is a good practice. I feel ...
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The use of ellipsis in text paragraphs

In paragraphs of text on mobile, should we make use of ellipsis with a link, such as "read more” altogether, or keep them separated? What is best in terms of UX?
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Is using different colors for internal and external links OK or what?

I'd like to use different colors for internal and external text links. Please tell me if you think this is a good or bad idea. I'm considering CSS choices on a new site/web app which will contain ...
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Do links to inaccessible sites make my website inaccessible?

My website contains links to third-party websites, mostly articles on news websites. If these third-party websites are not accessible, and I am trying to meet WCAG 2.0/2.1 AA standards, do these ...
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Should a grammatical article be a part of a web link anchor

When hyperlinking a noun in a webpage (or in an application), which is a part of a longer text/sentence, should a grammatical article (such as "a" in English) be a part of a link anchor text? I.e., ...
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Tab content is only a single link

One page of my website has several different related tabs. One of those tabs, however, only will contain a single link to an external site, which makes the page seem very empty when that tab is active....
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External Link / Leaving Website Link [closed]

I did a search and came across a similar question which didn't answer my question/angle. In my web app I am creating I have a number of links that go off my app to a third party. In the post I read ...
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Text input with links without using markdown-like conventions?

How to make a usable and understandable solution to provide (non-webmaster) user with the way to input text with one or more hyperlinks in it? Markdown-like solutions, which require the user to follow ...
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How to solve UX vs screen reader accessibility problem?

I'm learning web-development and semantic html markup. Recently a tutorial suggested that because "Click here" or "Read more" anchor texts are not so descriptive to visually impaired users depending ...
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Is using a hyperlink to close a modal a poor design decision?

So I'm having a bit of back and forth with our UX designer who I defer to given his superior knowledge of the field. However, part of his design does not sit well with me and I'm unable to swallow it,...
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Where should I put the delete button?

I have a sidebar which shows all links that users saved. Since it's just a sidebar, I want to keep it as simple/clean as possible. Thus I use the cross icon next to the link for deletion. Option 1 ...
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Is the absence of “Open in new tab” an antipattern?

Over the years with applications going more 'SPA' like I have noticed many sites using JavaScript click handlers for websites links which are visually a normal hyperlink (the login link on figma.com ...
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Accessible tooltip with links

I'm working on an accessible input component with built in tooltip. I've managed to create a solution that seems to work fine for people with limitations — whenever user focuses that input with ...
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If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed?

I was having this conversation the other day, well, a meeting where I heard If we have to explain how to do something to a user, we have failed. Now, in some circumstances, without a doubt, ...
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Hyperlink on red background

I am currently working on a website where I have a very prominent error box with the colour #e20413 and text in #FFF. However this, text contains two links that are blue and therefore not very ...
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Should phone numbers be clickable within our software on (desktop)?

We are working on cleaning up our system and identifying phone numbers so they will be detected and show up as links for mobile users. The question I have is should we make them show up as links for ...
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How to put multiple links in one text

I have a table which contains a list of ID's, each of the ID's will contain 2 links where the user can choose which link they want to open. What's the best way to present this feature? Here's what ...
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Mark Link which blocks accesses from the EU because of the GDPR

I run a site for visitors from Germany who would like to visit the USA. Because of the GDPR more and more websites in the US block access from the EU like the LA Times, IHOP or Carrabbas. The access ...
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Gaps between active areas of menu items [duplicate]

What is a better solution to make gaps between active areas of menu items or place them close to each other? I'm asking just about active areas of links not about visual styles. For example, maybe ...
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Is it best to open all external references in new tabs by default?

In my security webapp chausies.xyz/encrypt, I have the main webapp without any clutter for the general user, and then, at the bottom of the page, I list a bunch of external security references in case ...
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Link in running text on mobile device

we have a mobile app with a space of 1 row for running text on the first screen. It´s purpose is to announce an important news. For example: "We are preparing a new version of our app with lots of new ...
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Link CTA to another page - Can it say “[Action] now”?

I've seen in a couple places both web and mobile where a hyperlinked phrase serves as a CTA. Its form is something like, "Redeem now for..." or "Enroll now.." Clicking or tapping the link leads to a ...
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How to indicate to a user that an image/emoji is clickable

I'm building an app where a user goes by an emoji.. that is their "profile name" so to speak. The problem I'm having is that it's not very intuitive that you can tap on a users emoji to get their ...
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Links within an iPhone app

Imagine an iPhone app with a tab bar (5 items) and a link to the user's profile in the header. Now let's say that you're somewhere in tab 5 and you'd like to make a link to a screen within the user's ...
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Why do some companies ask the users to “Text for a link” to download the app?

I've noticed several websites that ask for a phone number to link to either the Apple Store or Google Play to download their native app. (Example below) and I've also seen a few sites display links to ...
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Best way to link from an informative teaser text to additional informations?

What is the best way to link from a block of information (essentially text, like a small block of teaser text) to additional information? In the past I usually saw words (especially buzzwords) ...
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What is the difference among link styles?

There are three types of link styling: line underline, dashed underline and dotted underline. What is the difference among them and in what cases each of them should be used? Often I see dashed links ...
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WCAG AA Compliance and Card Patterns

Question on product cards and WCAG AA compliance. We are specifically questioning the link styles of this clickable cards—which take you to a new page. Each card you see has a focus + hover state ...
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Where should “back to top” on long FAQ page link to?

My FAQ page consists of a table of contents (with links jumping to each FAQ entry) and all FAQ entries. The entries are grouped in sections. FAQ ToC (#toc) Section 1 (#toc-section-1) ...
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Are self-referential links in a navigation bar harmful?

The most CMS produce by default a navigation bar, where the current entry contains the link to the page which is actually open. When you look at the web usability: is that practice harmful - and if ...
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Link opens modal by default but can open New Link or New Tab

UX Question: Can I have a link open up a modal window by default but also allow the user to open the same link instead as a new window or a new tab? Quick background of the system: - I have a case ...
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Should a button or link translate on hover?

Sometimes I see websites using a pattern, where a button or link translates (for example 5px to the top) when hovering it. See an example in that SO answer Is this a good or bad thing to do, UX-...
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Indiciating within-page links (fragment identifiers)

There are three types of targets for for a link: Different page in a different application Different page within the same application Resource within the current document typically provided by a ...
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How to separate links from buttons?

I am struggling with how my users don't understand the difference between buttons and links. How links look: How buttons look: How buttons look: Is the difference visual understandable? Show ...
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How to make it clear that a column of numbers is a link/clickable?

I have a column in a table that shows a list of "members" and their "item" count (I'm using abstract terms here). The purpose of this table is to show the members with the most items and allow the ...
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Alternatives to quick links?

I have some links in sub menus, e.g. animals> dog, cat, rabbit and most of the users are interested in cats, is it good idea to make cats link as a quick link? If not, what is good alternative to ...
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Displaying additional information for a button

I've got a scenario where I have a set of buttons. These buttons are actually links to pages with different functionality. Furthuremore the buttons should tell the users what the redirected page ...
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Should HTML email links opening a new tab?

I've gotten the request multiple times to make all html email links open a new tab. The reasoning is usually "If someone opens the email in a browser we want the links to open new tab so we don't take ...
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How often should the same hyperlink appear in a document?

I was reading a blog post today that made me question how often a hyperlink to the same content should appear in a document. In the post, nearly every reference to HDL (with the exception of one ...
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'Open in a new page'. Should a text link or a button be used to show this behaviour?

I'm designing an interface which includes 8 pieces of content underneath the content is an option for the user to 'see more'. This 'see more' component is a requirement for mobile and desktop. ...
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Differences between links and buttons in a web app or a website in action, affordance, and user experience

I know this question may have been asked before in a different way, but what I'm looking for is that with all the differences between links and buttons, what is important in displaying them in the eye ...
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What reasons to distinct hyperlinks with thick, light blue underlines?

To my knowledge, to avoid distractions in reading flow underlines should be avoided in any circumstance, not just hyperlinks. BBC avoids coloring them at all and boldface them instead. However, the ...
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Click on main text opens a new detail page on a card

I have a situation where I have a card as an element and it had primary Title, Sub title, and other texts and one secondary CTA. The problem that I am facing is the click on the main title opens a new ...
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Visited links: expectations and accessibility

Back in the day, a vivid blue and a royal violet distinguished available and visited links on the majority of websites. Even simple pages often took many seconds to load, and the assumption was that ...

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