Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Blogging mechanics 1: links in new windows

Should blogging links open in new windows? One correspondent and one commenter say yes; two commenters say no, one suggesting that one can always do this anyway oneself with a right click of the mouse. So I'll stick with the status quo -- links will not open in new windows unless the user chooses to make them do that. Frankly, I would probably forget to keep doing it anyway; blogger enables one to add links quickly and easily and adding a little extra code each time is not ideal. One other relevant note -- if, like me, you read blogs in Bloglines, links open in new windows anyway, always keeping Bloglines in the background.

1 comment:

Zeth said...

If you do go for opening in new windows then check your site still works on a computer using Windows XP Service Pack 2 which often blocks new windows that are not explicitly initiated by the user.