Opening new windows


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Opening new windows

>> Web designers can designate whether they want a link to open in the same browser window that the user is currently in or whether they want the link to open in a new window. Setting links to open in new windows is common for linked pages that are not part of the current site. The idea is that by leaving your own site open before sending users off to another site you will make it easier for them to get back to your site when they've finished at the other one. The problem with this is that the main way that people get back to sites they were previously on, the browsers back button, does not work in the new window.

Opening new browser windows from links within a webpage is primarily a usability issue, as it affects all users, but it does have accessibility implications as well. New windows can be especially problematic for screen reader users, as the screen reader may not tell them that a new window has been opened. If the user then tries to use the keyboard command to go back to the pr...

Opening new windows
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Opening new windows provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Zoe Gillenwater as part of the Web Accessibility Principles

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