Thursday, 19 January 2012

Click Here!

A quick first post...
Click Here to find out more
.... arrrrrh!

One of the things that the novice does when making a web page is use the phrase: "Click Here". Here is an example: Click Here to read William Shakespeare's Hamlet. This can be very confusing when you have "click here" multiple times. Consider these two passages:

Click here to read Romeo and Juliet and then click here to read about William Shakespeare. Now click here to find out about West Side Story and click here to read about the playright Arthur Laurents. Finally click here to find out what a graphic organizer is then click here to see how to compare and contrast the main characters... Romeo & Juliet and tony & Maria.
After reading Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and watching West Side Story by Arthur Laurents use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the main characters... Romeo and Juliet and Tony & Maria.

So the moral of this tale is: if you find yourself typing "click here" pause and reflect on how better to do it.

See also Don't use "click here" as link text and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

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