RE: Link text in HTML help systems

Subject: RE: Link text in HTML help systems
From: "Lisa Wright" <liwright -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 20:46:08 -0800

John Garrison asked which link style is preferred.

Definitely the second option!

In addition to all the usability issues, writing instructions for pages
whose links are "Click here for this" and "Click here for that" is a
real pain. "Click 'Click here to submit your order' to complete the
transaction." Many style guides dictate that you say "Click <name of
button/link" instead of "Click the <name of button/link> button/link,"
but it's nearly impossible to avoid if you've got "Click here" links.

Plus it's easier to do tech support. If you're trying to talk someone
through something over the phone and the page has several "click here"
links, it's much harder to keep the user on track.


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