[thelist] Click here

Miraz Jordan miraz at firstbite.co.nz
Wed Oct 25 15:58:54 CDT 2000

At 14:14 -0400 25/10/2000, Chris Evans wrote:
>Am I the only one who thinks the words "click here" on a web site are
>redundant and stupid?  I'm in a constant battle with my "creative" folks
>about the use of the words "click here".  I think we should link the
>appropriate related word, but they insist on "click here".  I can't find any
>links or resources talking about the proper way to link, though.

The reading I've done recently suggests that some people (can) get 
links out of context - eg blind people can get a list of just links. 
The words Click Here repeated a dozen times give them no information 
about where they can go, while content words such as donations, 
products, technotes etc do.

Mac users can see this in action by using iCab


and getting the contextual menu (click and hold or control click). 
Now choose Link manager for a list of just the links. Watch a page 
full of click heres turn to custard.



Riley: Buffy, when I saw you stop the world from, you know, ending 
... I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly 
find myself ... needing to know the plural of "apocalypse." -- Buffy 
the Vampire Slayer: Season: 4, Episode 12: A New Man

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