1. The text is not cluttered with underlining, blue (or other special) colors to show the presence of links.

2. Links in or links out — arrival or departure links — are easily located.


1. As in Intermedia and Storyspace, Microcosm (shown above) the show links feature is activated by a menu item or a key combination.

2. Storyspace and Microcosm show the presence of links with white text on black background; Intermedia used a blinking marquee.

3. The absence of such a feature in HTML is disorienting when readers enter a long document: they may know where to begin reading but not where to end.

Cyberspace Web Information technology Hypertext Next

5 June 2013