After seeing one blogger make a note on his site, and after receiving an e-mail about the topic, I have to ask my readers: Do you dislike the way I handle links on my site?
Many sites use a striking color difference, or boldface type, or underlines, to indicate links. My blog is a bit more subtle; the links are a different color, but it is close to the color of the rest of the text (It is actually the same shade of bugundy as the background). It has been my observation that radically different colors, typefaces, or underlines detract from the readability of a post, and I prefer something that is easy to read. In any case, my links are fairly obvious; the words ""this", "here", "post" or "link" will almost invariably harbor a link.
My question is: should I leave the site as-is, or should I change it, and if so, how? (Note: I am talking about how I deal with links, not content or style changes!)
UPDATE: 07Nov2002/1:12 PMI have decided to try boldfacing the links to highlight them, as per the suggestions of some of the responses. The burgundy color will distinguish them from simple boldface emphasis, which I will attempt to keep to a minimum. Let me know if this is better or worse than the old method.
posted on November 04, 2002 07:07 PM