[thelist] Is Target dead

Sarah Sweeney mr.sanders at designshift.com
Fri Jun 18 08:34:42 CDT 2004

david.landy at somerfield.co.uk wrote:
> Perhaps it would be fair to say that, if they are expected, fit the theme of
> the site, and serve a useful purpose (eg click here to popup a calendar)
> they are wonderful and useful. If, however, they are unexpected, and don't
> fit with the theme of the site, they can be irriating and confusing.

Yes, I agree. I think a specific style for external links (another 
benefit of using class="external", which I mentioned earlier in the 
thread) is helpful in this case - perhaps something with an image, 
placed just before or after the link (good use for the :before and 
:after pseudo-classes - damn IE!), that conveys the new window idea.

Sarah Sweeney
Web Developer & Programmer
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