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Human Memory Limitations and Web Site Usability

An article about memory limitations in dynamic environments. A possible solution for better website usability in the time this paper was published is the use of standard colors for links.

Where did the link color standards go? I think most post 1998 internet users aren’t familiar with the concept of link color standards.

“When possible, keep link colors standardized: blue unvisited, dark purple for visited. The blue underlining is a population stereotype, so users readily recognize the link as a link. Likewise, the dark purple is a memory cue.” (1998)

Human Memory Limitations and Web Site Usability

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