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Target="_blank"

Postby Mirari-Software » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:55 pm

Hello, just wanted to point this out. I'm a web guy, and being a web guy certain things about websites irk me. I can't help pointing them out. So whomever's the fixer-upper around here, just thought I'd point this out.

None of the external links here open in new tabs. I know I can just right click -> open in new tab, but statistics show that when external links open in new tabs, people tend to stay on the site longer cause even when they close the tab'd link to whatever they were reading, the site is still there. I realize this isn't really a big deal because the percentage of casual readers on this site is probably <1%, but it also just makes everybody's life easier.

There's a fairly simple fix.

http://www.phpbb.com/kb/article/links-o ... w-windows/

I'm not going to be a nag about this or bring it up again, but I had to relieve the "itch" to at least mention it. I'm done. :D

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function rougeTestSubject() {
    system.deathTraps.releaseNerutoxin();
    if(system.playerState.dead) == "true" {
        echo('The cake is a lie');
    }
}
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby bugala » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:02 pm

Actually that issue was pointed out earlier too, and should also have been fixed.

At least when i click on one of the links on messages it opens to a new window.

What browser are you using?
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby Mirari-Software » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:03 pm

bugala wrote:Actually that issue was pointed out earlier too, and should also have been fixed.

At least when i click on one of the links on messages it opens to a new window.

What browser are you using?


That's weird. It wasn't working a second ago, and now it is.

Chrome, for the record. Sorry to bug everybody.

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function rougeTestSubject() {
    system.deathTraps.releaseNerutoxin();
    if(system.playerState.dead) == "true" {
        echo('The cake is a lie');
    }
}
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby andygeers » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:23 pm

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying, but personally I despise websites that force links into new windows. Since it's so easy to do it myself (just use the middle mouse button to open the link, or hold down Cmd on a Mac) I much prefer being given the freedom to choose for myself, rather than having the website impose its will upon me.
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby Mirari-Software » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:54 pm

andygeers wrote:Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're saying, but personally I despise websites that force links into new windows. Since it's so easy to do it myself (just use the middle mouse button to open the link, or hold down Cmd on a Mac) I much prefer being given the freedom to choose for myself, rather than having the website impose its will upon me.


Wow. That's some strong language for a link issue.

I get what you're saying, but for less savvy people it's really important. Plus, when I'm using a trackpad, it's really, really convenient.

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function rougeTestSubject() {
    system.deathTraps.releaseNerutoxin();
    if(system.playerState.dead) == "true" {
        echo('The cake is a lie');
    }
}
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby bugala » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:55 pm

And i personally hate it when i click on links on forums, close the link window and notice i have to open new window and find the forum again since it didint use the target=Blank method.

I vote for Target=Blank.
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby Mirari-Software » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:56 pm

bugala wrote:And i personally hate it when i click on links on forums, close the link window and notice i have to open new window and find the forum again since it didint use the target=Blank method.

I vote for Target=Blank.


AMEN.

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function rougeTestSubject() {
    system.deathTraps.releaseNerutoxin();
    if(system.playerState.dead) == "true" {
        echo('The cake is a lie');
    }
}
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Re: Target="_blank"

Postby andygeers » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:56 am

Mirari-Software wrote:Plus, when I'm using a trackpad, it's really, really convenient.


Even on a PC you can just hold ALT or CTRL or one of those keys when you click the link, it honestly doesn't make it that much harder.

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