Userability #12 – Hot Link Placement

Brian Christiansen

July 17th, 2009


This week: Link placement: how many links and where?
Duration: 14m | 8 MB
Recorded: July, 2009
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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This week we receive a call for help from Louisiana, where the gumbo isn’t the only thing that’s hot. Ms. Tatum Dutile had this to ask the panel…

Is it good to have multiple links to the same destination on one page, for instance, a link in the text, in the navigation bar, and on the right side of the page?  Or do too many redundant links make the page harder to use because people have to scan through more things to get to what they’re looking for?

Tune in for a detailed discussion of the desert climate of Arizona compared to the oppressive humidity of the deep south… or tune in to gain some insights on where your users expect to find certain links within your designs. (We cater to many audiences.)

Have a serious UX question? Send it in and Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. will answer it with a healthy dose of levity. Please send your deep, vexing questions to us at We’d love to feature you on the show!

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