I would think that Nielsen or another usability expert would have some info on good linking practices, but I can't seem to find any info on links and usability. Any usability experts out there have any good sources? Chris Evans chris at fuseware.com http://www.fuseware.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Rudy_Limeback at maritimelife.ca Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 4:05 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] Click here > Am I the only one who thinks the words "click here" on a web > site are redundant and stupid? hi chris nope, you are not alone (tm) > I think we should link the appropriate related word, > but they insist on "click here". most intranet content producers in my company use "click here", but fortunately, i think i'm winning the battle, because i'm the guy who posts all the documents to the intranet, dozens of them a week, and i routinely and ruthlessly always remove this gruesome phrase and make a link out of the appropriate text, which is always the TITLE or H1 of the target document > I can't find any links or resources talking about the proper way to link, though. Probably the #1 rule is that you should not use "Click here" to point to a document. Keep in mind that not everyone can "click" (e.g., some people are using non-graphic browsers) and also consider that you or someone else might ever print out the document and on paper, "click here" just seems silly :-) Therefore, it is best if the text of the link actually has something to do with the content. It also makes bookmarks/hotlinks work much better. HTML Bad Style Page http://www.earth.com/bad-style/ the point about bookmarks is rather subtle, because if you (not you chris, i mean web developers who use "click here") think your users are so stupid that they have to be told "click here" then there's not much chance they're gonna right-click to add the bookmark, are they? but if they did, they'd get a bunch of bookmarks all called "click here" alessandro: > Here's what *really* drives me insane! The words "Click Here" > when they are NOT links. ( as in 'Click here to go see our > new pictures' //and pictures is the link). yeah, that bites send them a little note and tell them to change it to click <u>over there</u> to see our <a href=foo.htm>new pictures</a> rudy r937.com --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !