The last version of Internet Explorer, version 11, was released on October 17, 2013. This is a very long time ago when taking into account the rapid development of web technologies. These days it is often difficult and time consuming to get modern technologies to work well in this old browser. More and more frameworks are dropping support, and even Microsoft themselves has announced that they will fully drop support for IE in their own services in 2021.
Consequently, we have decided to not include support for IE in the Design Library website.
Links can be a text or graphic that is clickable and is used for users to navigate the web, moving within a site or to external related sites through clicks.
A link should have an underline mainly on hover, so the user understands that the link is clickable.
If the user is supposed to perform an action when clicking the link, try to use a verb in the active form that describes the action. It's fine to use two verb phrases, if the user must log in or go to a page to read more before performing the main action.
Never use the phrase "click here". Neither by itself nor in a longer phrase. It makes it unclear to the user what will happen. “Click here” links are also inaccessible for users with screen readers. Furthermore, "click here" doesn’t work for users that don't use a mouse or use a phone or tablet to navigate the site.
Don’t start each word in headings and labels with upper case. Only use upper case in:
Sometimes the link can be a complete sentence, but don't make the sentence too long. Never include several sentences. Don't include preceding articles or punctuation marks.
The purpose of the text decides the placement of the links. If the user is supposed to read the text in its entirety, place the link after the text or in a separate link list. If the user reads the text to act, you can place the links directly in the text.
When the purpose of the text is to help the user navigate forward, you can put the link directly in the text.
You can find the agreement under My agreements.
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Although links are primarily to be used for navigation, it happens that we use linked design for actions that the customer can perform. When the link indicates that it can add more of the same item to a list, you may begin the link text with a plus sign. For instance: + Add another company
However, links that indicate that the user can delete an item should not begin with a minus.