Top 10 Things Not To Do with Links

“Hyperlinks” are probably the single most important thing on the World Wide Web. They are, after all, what the “web” is woven from; they are what makes it something more than the document retrieval systems that came before.

And yet, some people seem to do their utmost to make all the hyperlinks in their documents entirely useless. Here are my Top 10 Things Not To Do with Links…


  1. Thom Brown

    Number 8 is the bane of the web and could bring about the reintroduction of gallows.

  2. Trey Jones

    I’m not sure if the link to SpecGram in #9 is an insult, because we do that when we shouldn’t, or a compliment, because we offer much that makes no grammatical sense (but in a good way). Please enlighten us. We may be guilty of #1, but that’s only because most of our content has been scanned from typewritten pages.

    • Rowan

      Hi Trey, the link was very much intended to be complimentary – I thought links to dummy pages would be a bit dull, so decided to reward those who explored them with corners of the web that I have enjoyed. It didn’t actually occur to me that it might be interpreted in the way you mean, so apologies for any inadvertent offence. :)

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