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RE: Link styles in use cases (was: [TECH] use cases diagrammed)

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 11:20:47 -0500
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To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

And see Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines, at
http://trc.ucdavis.edu/trc/tutorials/Usability_guidelines.pdf

<blockquote
cite="http://trc.ucdavis.edu/trc/tutorials/Usability_guidelines.pdf">
Guideline: Label links descriptively so that users can discriminate
between similar links.
Comments: Users can be slowed when they must ponder the differences
between similar link labels.
Strength of the evidence:
*
#2
How to interpret "strength of evidence" scale
Source: Spool, J.M., Scanlon, T., Schroeder, W., Snyder, C. and
DeAngelo,
T. (1997), Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide, North Andover,
MA User Interface Engineering.
Example:
Research-Based Web Guidelines: Links
http://usability.gov/guidelines/links.html (3 of 8) [5/23/2001 10:19:57
AM]

Page 41
Guideline: Use text links. Do not use image links.
Comments: Text links generally download faster, are preferred by users,
and change colors after being selected.
Strength of the evidence:
*
#2
How to interpret "strength of evidence" scale
Source: Spool, J.M., Scanlon, T., Schroeder, W., Snyder, C. and
DeAngelo,
T. (1997), Web Site Usability: A Designer's Guide, North Andover,
MA User Interface Engineering.
</blockquote>

John

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Subject: Link styles in use cases (was: [TECH] use cases diagrammed)



> 1)       In the guidelines themselves, I think it would be nice to
have
> the links, but have the big long sentences would make it unduly long.

You can make very long links palatable through good graphic design and 
:hover effects. Just running through some of my bookmarks here:

<http://www.ftrain.com/>
<http://jeffcroft.com/>
<http://acjs.net/weblog/> <http://www.artypapers.com/csshelppile/>
<http://them.ws/>
<http://www.1976design.com/blog/> <http://wordpress.org/support/>

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