Posts Tagged browsers

Why links shouldn’t be opened in new windows

Date June 26, 2007

I get this request a lot: “Can you make all my links open in a new window?” This is a widely done practice, I used to do it, too. Unfortunately, what I didn’t know before, and what most people still don’t know is that it’s a really bad practice to have. The whole point of putting an external link on your site is to guide your audience to someone else’s site. It’s usually an act of kindness, not only toward...
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