generally, corporate external links want it, but *any* other type of sites dont. my own personal hated1 is www.silicon.com - quite often they have great content, but they open their OWN pages in new windows. after going thru about ten pages, this can really hack the most ardent users. although they are a reputable IT/info/gossip site, i just cant help feeling that their senior *webmaster* has had an illustrious career in porn somewhere..... there is a misguided, hidden belief that as long as you can keep your own company site open on a users desktop, even in the background, they'll keep it there, and maybe, just maybe, buy something from you. abolute arse in the majority of cases, but hey, who are we to argue with clients. im sure we all *love* them... banrett -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of .fox Sent: 22 November 2001 02:01 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] TARGET="_blank" ohmygosh I HATE it when the author assumes I want a new window open. If I want a new window open, I will right, or apple-click. I find it rather jarring to have a window just open up on me. There are a few sites that I visit regularly, and I've come to know their target="_blank" tendancies, and I can understand the logic behind it, but that doesn't make it any less annoying. My job has pounded it into me that corporate sites = new window I counteract that with personal sites = same window .. Jennifer http://digifox.org http://pffft.net ----- Original Message ----- From: Paul Peterson <paul at thereformist.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:28 PM Subject: [thelist] TARGET="_blank" Here's one for the polls... What are your opinions on opening links in new windows? Do you use them? If so, when do you feel is an appropriate/inappropriate instance? Do you add warnings (e.g. "will open in a new window") or let the users figure it out for themselves? Personally, I add links to new windows if they are amid content that I want the user to come back to immediately. If it is on a "Links" page or something similar, I will have the link open in the same window, since the user is apparently ready to leave the site. Lately, I have been adding more warnings if I think users may get confused otherwise. Looking forward to your thoughts. Paul --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt ! --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !