HTML and CSS Reference
DO: A better link
better link menu.
Either one of these forms is better than the first. They both give your visitors more clues
about what's on the other side of the link.
Use Links in Text
The best way to provide links in text is to first write the text as if it isn't going to have
links at all—for example, as if you were writing it for hard copy. Then you can highlight
the appropriate words that will link to other pages. Make sure that you don't interrupt the
flow of the page when you include a link. The text should stand on its own. That way,
the links provide additional or tangential information that your visitors can choose to fol-
low or ignore at their own whim.
Figure 18.14 shows another example of using links in text. Here the text isn't particularly
relevant; it's just there to support the links. If you're using text just to describe links,
consider using a link menu instead of a paragraph. Instead of having to read the entire
paragraph, your visitors can skim for the links that interest them.