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Re: Links in context - or not?


From: Keith Parks
Date: Oct 31, 2008 4:20PM

Forgot one other thing...

On Oct 31, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

> That was my initial feeling when authoring web pages, and I still use
> "contextual links" for _non-essential_ links... [snip]

How do you make the distinction between essential and non-essential

What one person might consider a helpful, relevant link might be of no
interest to someone else.

I'll use an example from one of my own site here...


In the bottom half of the page is a section about our Parents
Association. In it there's an inline link to the association's Web
site. The link is provided as a convenience, but it is probably not
"essential, since hopefully someone could find the page through other
means. But I can't see the upside of taking delinking that text, and
repeating it at the bottom of the paragraph with a note that it is a
"relevant link."

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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