[thelist] Click here

Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com
Wed Oct 25 18:28:34 CDT 2000

Unfortunately, my day job ( see sig) deals with very visual content and
coding for visually impaired users falls relatively low on most "creative"
people priorities.

That is one of the many reasons I agree that "click here" should rarely be

Chris Evans
Webmaster, Victoria's Secret Catalog
cevans at vscat.com

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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
>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.



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... I just assumed that was a big week for you. Turns out I suddenly
find myself ... needing to know the plural of "apocalypse." -- Buffy
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