Underlining is the universal pattern for a link. Users get it right away. So use this pattern for links in paragraphs of text.
Links that are obviously links, such in navigation menus, don’t have to be underlined.
Oh, don't forget to read the image 😘
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Compare these two ways of linking:
In the first sentence, the actual e-mail address and telephone number are hidden. This will be a problem if someone wants to send an e-mail or make a call from another device than they one they’re now using. Showing the e-mail address or the number means the user can note it down for later reference, for instance.
To jump to a different point on the same webpage. That’s convenient for the visitor, who can skip large parts of the page and go straight to the content they’re interested in.
But take care to not only the visual but the keyboard focus should move to the destination. Modern browsers do this by default. Older browsers need a tabindex= “-1” on the destination element to receive the focus. The best way to check this is to test it with an actual keyboard.
How do you link to a file to be downloaded such as a PDF, a restaurant menu or a fact sheet, let’s say
Compare these two ways of linking a document:
The first link looks like a normal link, but clicking it actually starts downloading a file. The second one lets the user know that clicking the file will start downloading a file, and tells them how big it is. If they’re on a train, for instance, they may wait until later before downloading. A link is a promise, not a surprise.
The link, these tiny things that we use in many places, in a sentence, as a nav link or even embedded in a call to action; but the common purpose between them are thus clicking a link could:
- Take the user:
- Download a file
- Open an e-mail programme
- Dialling a telephone number
Compare these two sentences:
The first link text is meaningless, you have to read the whole sentence to understand what the click here is about. The second link text does that right away.
Visitors scan web pages for what they are looking for. Links stand out in the text, so make the text about where they lead. A link text should rather serve as a teaser, as clickbait for the scanning visitor.
So keep in mind that the golden rule is "Make link text meaningful and understandable on their own"
the best thing is to give users control rather than making decisions for them. A browser’s standard (default) behaviour is always the most predictable and is what users expect.
That said, it’s perfectly all right to open a link in a new window or tab, as long as you let the user know that that’s what will happen. For instance you can add “Opens in a new window” to the text of the link.
To make sure a link will work properly, use an <a> element, with an href containing a url. That way, all devices will know how to operate the link. Keyboard interactions, hover and focus, default styling and feedback
In some cases we want to add an image as a link and to be satisfied with the accessibility's aspect we will add some alt text that will describe our image.
but there is a tiny issue that will face our users that suffering from impaired vision when using a screen reader to read this text out loud, the alt text doesn't tell that image is a link,.
Take an image of a cherry tree, for instance:
Screen readers announce the content on a website, so there must be actual content to announce, in the form of text: an “accessible name”, as it is called.
There are several ways to add the accessible name to a link, for example:
1) A website isn’t static; it’s dynamic . It’s ever-changing. The moment you accomplish something, you can add it to your website. When you complete a project, you can put it in your portfolio for all to see. You don’t need to print new copies of it and send it out to your contacts over and over; you just update it. People can continually come back and see what you’re up to.
2) Having a website makes you more findable. If all you have is a resume, you have to go out and hand it to people to get your name out. If someone wanted to look you up on the internet and you didn’t have a website, all they might get is a Facebook or Twitter profile.
However, if you have a website, you can be found by a much wider audience and control what it is they see first. This is key for establishing your personal brand and for highlighting your accomplishments.
I’ve been offered jobs, met clients for my web design work, and gotten interviews simply because I have a website. If I didn’t take the time to create one, I’m confident that I wouldn’t have been found.
Define Your Reader Personas
This will help you tailor your content to meet their needs & build trust.
Fashion and trend forecasting is a process to predict the behaviour, buying habits and inclination of the consumer during a particular time of the year.
Apart from the age, geography, or income levels of the consumer, one has to look at the occasion, mood, beliefs, and fashion cycles and predict upcoming trends.
The calculation is done as follows: Season>Target Market>Consumer>Colors>Fabrics>Silhouette>Texture>Usage
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