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Design Eye for the Usability Guy (18 May 2004)
Last Monday, to much fanfare, Nielsen published the second part to his guidelines on the display of links. I was as shocked as anyone by it. He actually made sense!

Well, color me paranoid. Iím at loss. Beyond the awkward language, beyond the retina-burning presentation, and beyond a few misused design terms, I actually got from the King of Usability what I have been asking for all this time.

Life is good sometimes.

So, as you can see, Iíve implemented a few of the suggestions found in Nielsenís Alertbox. I have added dotted underlines to my links, even though they look like shoddy, gnarly dashes in Internet Explorer, and Iíve changed the color of visited links to be a darker shade of red to distinguish them. Iím getting religion.

Further, in the spirit of sharing, I decided Iíd gather up some knowledgeable designers and help Nielsen in return with a little bit of design advice. The Design Fab Five, right here, right now.
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