Distinguishing between Internal and External links
5 Oct 2007 - 2:22pm
5 years ago
I am curious to hear peoples' thoughts on the value of distinguishing
between internal links and external links in a large-scale web app.
I am currently working on a project that is being loosely modeled off of
Wikipedia; which does make a visual distinction between their internal and
In the context of an article on a particular subject this distinction
(between the internal and external links) seems rather appropriate.
Personally, if I am browsing a site and I like what I see I tend to avoid
external links in favor of internal links. I am in favor of visual
notification in some form that this distinction exists...But I have heard
many arguments against this--mostly in the form that it interferes with the
visual design of the site.
This is my first thread post so be gentle with me! ;-)
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