> > From: Jake Churchill
> > Personally I like sites that change the weight and style of visited
> > links. For example, if all links are bold, then make visited links
> > normal. If all links are normal, make visited links italic.
> > Something like that. I don't generally like a bunch of
> > different sizes of text. I think it makes it difficult to read.
> From: Ed Seehouse
> I think it's best not to violate people's expectations.
> People are used to a visited link being signified by a
> slightly different color.
> Why make them do extra work to learn a different convention?
> Annoyed people are more likely to leave even if it's only a
> slight annoyance.
> Resizing fonts on a hover risks forcing other screen elements
> to move around and that's really annoying.
Even just switching to or from bold or italic can change the text width and
cause the page to reflow. I've seen sites whose links would oscillate
between hovered and non-hovered states if you put the mouse at the right
The mouse is on the link, so it changes the text to the hovered style. The
text style change causes the page to reflow, moving the link out from under
the mouse. So, the link changes back to the non-hovered style. This reflows
the page again, moving the link back under the mouse. The link changes back
to the hovered style, and...
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