[thelist] Do you use :visited in CSS?

Ron ronr at linuxdude.com
Thu Nov 5 08:40:32 CST 2009

Fred Jones wrote:
> Nielsen says { http://www.useit.com/alertbox/9605.html } that one of
> the "Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design" is "Not Changing the Color of
> Visited Links".
> Do people agree? I personally do NOT change the color of visited links
> because I think it's confusing to users who don't know what it means.
Regarding :visited, as Lee pointed out, it depends on the context
and type of content. The Wikipedia definitely needs :visited.

Regarding "mistakes", the number one mistake is not puting dates
at the top of each article. If your content is in anyway time sensitive it
has to be dated, just like a blog. Since most of my web activity involves
looking for information about new or changing things, if I don't see
a date, I'm probably not going to waste much time on the site.

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