New Windows (was RE: [thelist] Evolt Web Design Directory

tim booker timbooker at
Wed May 16 09:00:16 CDT 2001

I've watched several new computer users surfing the web and noticed that
they all get totally lost when a new window opens.

The first two things you learn on the web are:
    1.  you click the blue text to go places,
    2.  you click the back button to go back.

If you make your links open in a new window the user might not realise that
a new window has opened, and won't understand why the back button isn't

Anyone who is familiar enough with the web to want a new window, will open
it themselves using a right-click or shift-click.  Don't think you're doing
the user - or yourself - any favours by opening a new window.


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