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I have found a very good glossary and while I have put it in the Links page, I also think putting it in the Basics tab would be A Good Thing - good for the users etc. etc.. So I did.

However, it occurs to me that sending people offsite from a menu choice is A Bad Thing. Sad I don't want to send them elsewhere before they've even started!

I've thought about popups and new windows and things and I need to know what would be the best (and "approved" Smile ) choice here please folks.

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The back button is the most

The back button is the most used and understood widget in the browser. Breaking that is the Bad Thing®. I usually run with the browser window much smaller than my monitor size, so a new window is offset down and to the right, making it obvious. When I run maximized, it is not obvious that there is a the new window. I don't think I'd be considered a newbie on the web, but I become momentarily frustrated when my back button doesn't work. Think what it must do to the casual web surfer.

Use proper markup, and it's not that difficult to have javascript build a glossary on the fly for each page, and print it at the bottom. That will keep folks on your page, if you just must. But, if someone follows a link off your page and doesn't come back, then you need to understand whether the visitor was a casual, curious visitor and easily distracted, or was not all that excited about your page. If the former, there's nothing you can do. If the latter, you need to figure out why the page fails to captivate the visitor.

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Quote:The back button is the

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The back button is the most used and understood widget in the browser. Breaking that is the Bad Thing®

I understand this, hence the dilemma. Sad If it were to open a new page I would definitely want it to be smaller so that people did know instantly that it was a window they would need to close.

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I usually run with the browser window much smaller than my monitor size, so a new window is offset down and to the right, making it obvious.

I've been known to do the same so that I can reference something while reading/writing something else - which was what I was trying to provide with this idea.

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When I run maximized, it is not obvious that there is a the new window.

Precisely!

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Use proper markup, and it's not that difficult to have javascript build a glossary on the fly for each page, and print it at the bottom.

Eek!! This glossary is Humungous and there is no way I'm in to reinventing the wheel. They've done a much better job than I could attempt.

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But, if someone follows a link off your page and doesn't come back, then you need to understand whether the visitor was a casual, curious visitor and easily distracted, or was not all that excited about your page. If the former, there's nothing you can do. If the latter, you need to figure out why the page fails to captivate the visitor.

Well said as usual Smile Site meter recommendation request coming up soon Laughing out loud

However I did decide last night that i think I need to indicate which links are offsite (apart from the tooltip) and would like one of those tiny graphic offsite indicators - is this a case of just lifting one I like from a page somewhere?

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hey, so then why dont you

hey,

so then why dont you try using js/iframes that will load the page on the same page.

i think there are various js available at dyanamic drive, where you can open a sites content on the same page and not make it look bad.

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Thanks Mihir - I'll have a

Thanks Mihir - I'll have a look but really, I think I knew what the answer was going to be when I posted the question in this case Laughing out loud

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