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Guidelines on the display of links

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Nielsen published the second part to his guidelines on the display of links followed by a great wrap-up by Andrei Herasimchuk, Didier Hilhorst, Cameron Moll, Greg Storey, and D. Keith Robinson at Design By Fire.

Andrei also posted a ‘in plain english’ version of Nielsen’s article.

1.Use strong, contrasting colors with some form of underline.
2.Use different shades of the primary link color for visited links.
3.Use bold or italics for emphasis with text that’s not a link.
4.Reserve primary link color for links only.
5.Keep hover effects simple.
6.Use [title] to help predict where a link will lead.
7.Use large font sizes for primary links.
8.Provide an ample amount of text and whitespace for links.

Written by anol

May 22nd, 2004 at 3:47 am

Posted in Information Design

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