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Re: WebAim Links- Color and Hover Effects


From: Jen Rohrig
Date: Dec 12, 2007 9:30AM

It's basically so that the link becomes very obvious that it's a link.
Someone with low vision (and possibly other disabilities) may not be
able to see that something is a link without some kind of visual cue.
The more obvious change the move obvious it's a link. I think it ends up
being more useful when there are links in large blocks of text but it
works for menu links too.

Jen Rohrig

> What is the advantage of presenting links the way that WebAim does. They
> have regular link with hover effects that change the background to a
> soft yellow and the link text to maroon. Does anyone know why that is?