Providing "Back To Article" Links
Monday, October 25, 2004 at 8:51 pm | Comments off
If you're the type that writes technical (or other) articles that need examples, it's a good idea to provide a link back to the original article. Often times, your visitors may end up finding your example (as opposed to the original article) through a search engine. If you don't provide a link back to the article describing the technique, it doesn't do your visitors much good. If someone does happen upon your example through a search engine, it shouldn't be work for them to find out how to use this new found technique. For you, it's as simple as providing a link to the original article, but for them, they'll have to go back and dig through your archives hoping to find the original article.
I'm sure it seems like all that is obvious, and it should be, but I know I've been frustrated in the past when I've been in that situation. It's a small thing, but a great usability practice.
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