Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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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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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 ...