Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Making links easier to click on mobile devices, mobile devices help

I designed my website several years ago. I quite like it but have noticed it is not optimal for mobile devices. http://isometricland.net/homeworld/homeworld.php I am thinking the text links in the ...
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Naming of links line in social media

In many social media applications there are lines of links or buttons, such as favorite, share, like etc. Sometimes there have additional information such as the number of times an action has been ...
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Sharing a link in iOS: where to place an action button if not in a bar?

I'm going to explain what I've been told to meet: I need to add a kind of "tell a friend" option within a settings menu the app already has (which is a table view). The purpose of such "tell a friend" ...
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Link states – should keyboard focus replicate hover or active

I realise that this question may be quite specific CSS-wise, but it feels more like a UX question than a StackOverflow one. My question is should links have a :focus state that replicates their :...
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Should we ask browsers to open a link in a new window/tab?

In the past five years more and more people have been advocating abolishing the use of target="_blank". They reason that when people want to open a link in a separate instance they will do so manually ...
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Linking items from lists that also contain slide down information

I have a page for a doctor's practice. In the summary page for the practice there is a list of subsections. Some of these sub sections are very large, others can be a paragraph or 2 with a short ...
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Does styling HTML buttons as links cause any user interface problems?

When designing a web interface the most obvious way to allow user to do something is providing him with a hyperlink: Click <a href="/Actions/DoSomething">here</a> to do something when ...
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Opening up external links on mobile web: same tab vs new tab

On desktop, the most commonly used practice is for external links to open in new tabs. On mobile, tabs are less accessible and I have serious doubts that the average user knows how to use or ...
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How to change our design or content that users open our website when they see the content? [closed]

Maybe the title is not clear; Because the subject is a little special We are well ranked website and our users are really important for us, and we really care about them. We even don't advertise on ...
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Are QR codes more effective than text links in any particular setting?

I'd love to see some conversion comparisons pitching QR codes against regular text URL's.
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Properly linking to another web page from your home page hero section

I have a slight issue/disagreement with my client as far as how to add a link on the hero section that takes them to another part of the site. Before I continue, observe this web page Notice I have a ...
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Should minor links be styled with the same hover effects as primary links?

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 ...
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Do separate links with the same name pose accessibility problems if they're part of an unordered list?

Our site is getting flagged for accessibility issues for having separate links with the same text. However, I'm wondering if the links are actually distinguishable by screen readers since they have ...
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What is the best way to represent a (Now Hiring) link or icon in a webpage

What is the best way to represent a (Now Hiring) link or icon in a webpage. some webpages locate it into a footer or something very bottom of the page. some is suggesting to put it in the very top of ...
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How to best show links that are internal

I have created a wordpress site recently for my club. I have come recently to a discussion about the way I have shown the list of useful links internal to the site. I have put them under the header "...
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How to inform users in a documentation if the topic is advanced, and if it's even necessary?

In the documentation page for my team's product, there are some articles under the same header that are fairly friendly but some that are definitely not for beginners. My employer wants something that ...
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Styling links in a web app

I am building a web app that will have a large number of clickable elements. The problem is if I style this with web best practice i.e. different colour/underlined etc the app looks a mess due to the ...
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Link destinations

If the interface that I am working on has 3 lists: A) Top 10 performing companies B) 10 recent transactions across those 10 companies C) Top 10 performing promotions across those companies The ...
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'Sponsored Links' impact on conversion rate

It seems it's cool to share useful links and bump a bit ranks of the sites that were useful for you. Probably putting 'Sponsored links' or 'Useful links' section to your website makes you a pal but ...
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Provide functionality from newer system

I have a question about cross-linking or embedding or if there is a more suitable option. The Requirement So we're developing a web app with new functionality, but our older system is still widely ...
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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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Change focus when creating “jump to content” link for usability? [closed]

I have a link which is normally hidden but is revealed for users using keyboard navigation. This link jumps them past the header menus etc into the main page content. This is a similar example: http:...
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Touchable address to launch maps app. What is recommended?

Has anyone done testing over what best to display with an address that indicates when it is touched can launch a maps app (this is for a mobile app)? Do you use a Google style pin? Apple style Pin? ...
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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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Should clicking the logo for a website while on the home page reload the page?

Many websites have their logo near the top which is a clickable link to the homepage. There's some interesting discussion about this kind of button in this question. I am wondering if it's a good user ...
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Where can I read up on the “BLU” convention? [closed]

A course in web design mentioned the "BLU" rules, which covers that visited links should be colored differently. I tried to read more about it online, but was unable to google it. Does anyone know ...
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What should be emphasized - description or the hyper link?

Signature which I have on other fora: Interested in Drawing, Painting, and Crafts? Please Commit to the Arts and Crafts Stackoverflow proposal. All the font is Impact. The words "Drawing, ...
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“View Newsletter Online” link to be visible in online version?

When you receive an HTML or Text Newsletter, you'll often see a "Having trouble viewing Newsletter? View Online" link at the very top of the email. When you click on it your web browser fires up and ...
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Do users know that clicking the logo on a website will take them to home page? [duplicate]

I had a discussion with a colleague about using "Home" link in main (top) navigation. I know that I should give more options to users, so, my question is not about I should use "Home" link or logo ...
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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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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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How to mark visited vs non visited links

What is the best combination of markings (colour, style etc.) for visited vs. non-visited links in a list that may contain many links and whose contents may have been visited in any number and any ...
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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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Improve accessibility for hyperlinks - use title or alt or both?

I'm just asking about plain hyperlinks (not images as mentioned in Should html links with images have both title and alt attributes?) I'm considering adding title for hyperlinks. Should I add alt ...
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Button or link for new item form

I'm quite decided to use links to indicate that the user will be taken to page with content, and to use button, when the user takes some action. There is pretty clear distinction between those, so it ...
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Where should a Continue Shopping link/button link to?

Typically, on ecommerce sites, there is a "Continue Shopping" button or a link in the checkout process. My question is: should that be linked to the previous page a visitor was on? (like a product ...
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What is the best way to display linked text?

I always was curious about the following question: What is the best UX way to present a text that act as information and also as a link (for example to more detailed information). I always ...
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Clickable List on homepage

When creating a list that you wish to be a display of clickable links to a full page of more detailed information, what is a good way to display this? In the Balsamiq example below, is a sketch of ...
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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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'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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What are the UX implications of putting a web link in a mobile app's navigation menu?

I've been asked to add a link to a third party website within the main nav menu of our mobile apps. We sell our core products within the app, but other fringe products are sold through a third party ...
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Distinguishing spell check from link

I want to display misspelled words within text in HTML that are detected by a spell checker. I simply put the misspelled words in a <span> element, and made the color red, and the text-...
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External link to a bookmark

Sample code: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <title>Another Website Name</title> </head> <body> <h1>Fruits</h1> <h2>...
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How should I design a table with clickable rows?

I have a table with information about all loans a client had. This table looks like this Book_Id | BookType_Title | StartDate | EndDate | ---------+----------------+-----------+---------------+...
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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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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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Best way to display a coming soon link

I have a link in my navigation and I want users to know that that link is soon to be uploaded. I displayed a badge next to it saying the message but it brings too much attention. What's the most ...
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Difference between clickable words “link” or “website” vs. having the actual clickable URL?

What would be the advantages/disadvantages to the two?
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What is the best practice for a link that has two functions?

For Example, lets say I have a book viewer with list of (parent-child) bookmarks. my problem is how to deal with bookmarks when it have two action in the same link. download bmml source – ...

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