Summary: Writers worry about whether links will distract users. To discuss this concern, we need to begin by distinguishing between imperative links that command the reader to click and passive lin…
I’ve enjoyed chatting with Mark Baker when I’ve met him at conferences, and his blog certainly feels like an extension of conversations I’ve had with him. I’ve enjoyed reading the back-and-forth discussions he’s had with Tom Johnson of "I’d Rather Be Writing", and this is another contribution to one of their discussions (which is a response to Tom’s response for another one of Mark’s blog posts). Adding links within text is a slippery slope, and I think the conversation that Mark and Tom are having in their articles, which Mark tries to summarize and address in this blog post, show that it’s not as much of a cut-and-dry process as one would think.
I highly recommend taking a look at this article–and the links. It’s a great discussion about the use of hypertext.
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