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Link text size

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Msg#: 3692681 posted 9:47 pm on Jul 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

When link is placed on a webpage does it matter what size and colour the text is?

P.S. Sorry if its a bit of a noobies question



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Msg#: 3692681 posted 1:56 am on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

It should be a different color than the text so the visitor knows it's a link. If you increase the size of a link that occurs within text then it will make the lines uneven otherwise it shouldn't matter.

However using different formatting for links in different areas of the page can incur a lot of headaches if you are using CSS to format your links for someone unfamiliar with CSs, so the simpler the better .


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Msg#: 3692681 posted 12:27 pm on Jul 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

If you don't mess with them they will default to whatever colour and style the visitor has set in their browser.

I found from user feedback on an intranet site that visitors want a link to "look like a link" and changing the styling from the default in any way just caused confusion.


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Msg#: 3692681 posted 4:09 pm on Jul 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Seems like everyone is commenting from the perspective of visitor functionality and they're right. With regard to search engine spiders, however, it shouldn't matter the size or color of your links because the spiders will just follow the hyperlink and take the anchor text into account for keyword, etc.


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Msg#: 3692681 posted 8:48 am on Jul 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

kalovast is right. search engines do not consider the size and the color of the links. if its a live, then its fine.

as for the website usability, CSS would be your solution in formatting your links. :)

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