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Re: Using color to distinguish a visual element


From: Patrick H. Lauke
Date: Dec 8, 2008 2:00PM

Waltenberger, Lon (LNI) wrote:

> Users expect links to be blue and underlined because they're that way on
> at least 80% of the sites they visit.

I'd hazard a guess and say that this percentage is a lot lower nowadays.

> If users want their links to appear differently than the conventional,
> their browser allows them to control that. It's not as cool or shiny but
> it's best to allow as much control to the browser user as possible.

Regular users are very unlikely to ever touch those customisation controls.

> Abusing users by forcing them to mine or scrape pages for links merely
> frustrates them and breaks trust.


Patrick H. Lauke