4.2.1. Distinguish links from the surrounding text

When links are included in content, they must be distinguished from the text surrounding them. For example, the links could be underlined.

This rule does not apply to links included in link groups (menu items, for example), because their function is obvious.

You are strongly advised not to:

  • Only use colour to distinguish links from the surrounding text.
  • Apply underlining to other elements than links.

In addition to this recommendation it is also a good idea to provide the mouse-over appearance of links in the mock-ups.


example of a satisfactory visual distinction between a link and its surrounding text.

notices/graphique-ergonomique/differencier-visuellement-les-liens-du-texte-environnant.txt · Last modified: 11 June 2013 at 14:11 by Sébastien Delorme (Atalan)

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