annoying surprising that there are plenty out there who insist on creating websites without taking into consideration usability and accessibility, in particular building better links. Smashing Magazine has a very useful article on improving the links in your website. Read The Definitive Guide to Styling Web Links and help make the web a user-friendlier place.
My favourite tips:
- Apply padding (Improves usability by increasing the user’s clickable area)
- Make anchor text descriptive (Removes the need to read the link’s context before understanding where the link goes)
- Don’t open new windows (Let the user decide how they want to interact with your site, unexpected actions are a turnoff)
Exceptions are always applicable, but why bother messing with a good thing?