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Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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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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If everything is clickable, nothing is clickable - how to improve text links?

I am working on an app that shows quite a bit of textual information. None of it can be safely removed without losing the meaning (icons that you see improve scanning of the page, but still require ...
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Icon vs Text Editing Table

In the context of a table in which each row represents a user, what is better to use? An edit icon at the end of each row, or the Edit text underlined as a hyperlink?
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File size and type for download links on website?

The new website I'm building has a section for the company newsletter (and on a sub-page, a newsletter archive which spans back to 2002). The newsletters are displayed in a table (ignore the names, ...
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Should the color of the link be changed when you click it? [closed]

Here is a question that needs to be solved. Everyone must be familiar with the #link. It can help us skip to another page. Now, UI designers and UX designers hold different views. For the aesthetics ...
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Expandable list of names. Want link to open page. Should the link be the name or something like “Go to profile”?

Name__________Go to profile Name__________Go to profile Name__________Go to profile I have a list that if you click on a row it will expand. I also want to be able to go to the profile page ...
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Give directions or let users leave site?

I am updating an instructions page which relies on some information that is in an online book of laws (which is hosted elsewhere). Currently, users are instructed to find a specific section in the ...
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How should one differentiate links?

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-...
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How to display a large amount of “edit users” panels?

I currently have got the following panel in my admin dashboard: This is a panel where the admin can edit the users of the website. It's currently made so that someone can click on it, and the link to ...
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What is the reason for having more than one login link for Facebook?

If you do a Google search for facebook you'll see something that I think is rather curious, basically there are two different links, one to log into your account and the other to login to your account....
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mailto: link on “Contact” button - good UX?

When I see "Contact" button in the header along with other menu items that lead to some page I expect "Contact" button link to the contact page not to open this dialog: I have to close this dialog ...
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Create and edit M:N binding in large tables in GUI/Web app?

How to enable end-user to create M:N bindings for large multi-column tables? In our case there are tables up to thousands items large. Each table has number of columns. For example Cars (...
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Links, external links and how screen readers perceive them

I am wondering if links on my website need to specify in a screen reader if they are external or remain on the same page? I've checked WebAIM and their footer links only state the name and if it is ...
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Directing to App Store from desktop

currently I'm working on a website that offers carpooling service. The user has searched for the desired route and is presened with the list of available drivers: When the user has picked out the ...
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When is blue not the best colour for a headline link?

Blue has become the standard colour for links. But in some circumstances it's not, for example if the background is blue. If we restrict our attention to article ledes in which the body text is black, ...
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In an online magazine, how effective is it to use back and forward arrows on either side of the issue number to link to the issues before and after?

How understandable is it in an online magazine to use something like this where the left and right arrows link to the previous issue (no.2) and the next issue (no.4)? And is effectiveness improved ...
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Design suggestion for a page with two links [closed]

I'm trying to figure out the best way to present just two links on a page. This page appears after login and redirects users to the selected page. Do you have any suggestion for this type of page?
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what are some good underlaying hover colors for a dropdown menu on top of a black background [closed]

At the moment, I have a dropdown trigger within the navbar of my website. I want it to have a little bit of "niceness" to it whenever a user hovers of it (to indicate that the element is indeed ...
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link description to external website

Hi I have a link on a website that goes to another website. Currently the link text which is clickable is "website". Should I include the name of the website that it clicks to since 'website' is so ...
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Why Instagram doesn't allow hyperlinks? [closed]

I always wonder why Instagram does not have hyperlinks either in description or comments. It is one of the features that helps users to navigate to the original page of the image posted where the user ...
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Menu with dropdown, root element clickable?

I have two options for a dropdown but I'm not sure which one is the best from an usability standpoint. In option (A) there is a explicit "Our services" link which goes to a page with general ...