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We're all accustomed to only seeing just 'the usual finger pointing cursor' when the mouse cursor is placed over either graphics- or text-based hyperlinks. This 'accessibility factor' omission of meaningful descriptive information (also known as balloon tool tips) forces the visitor to ponder over an obvious question, " What actually will occur if and when I do select that particular hyperlink?"
Now, wouldn't you not only prefer but expect to encounter instead a convenient, readable, and non-cryptic 'signpost' that would clearly inform you EXACTLY what will occur and where you will be taken if (and whenever) you might be considering selection of any hyperlink on a given Web page?
Always providing an answer without forcing you to think (read: guess) what might happen if any given hyperlink on the Scsi P&KT Web site is hovered over is precisely what Best Practice #3 is all about.
So, Scsi always provides 'balloon help' tool tips for every text- and graphics-based hyperlink -- on each and every Web page of this Web site -- period.
NOTE: Even though every text-based hyperlink and every hyperlinked graphic will always have a descriptive, instructional 'tool tip' text implemented, Scsi must point out that not all browsers support this convention. However, if whatever browser tool you happen to be using does include this capability, you will definitely be able to observe the associated descriptive text as a balloon help statement.
And, isn't it frustrating -- when you are on other Web sites -- to not have any idea where you will be taken or what will happen when you are about to select a text- or graphics-based hyperlink because there is either no description or a less than meaningful one?
Scsi feels that such oversights (read: stupid omissions or poorly implemented navigation support) are examples of disregard or negligence of a reasonable expectation -- to state where selection of that hyperlink will take you or to specify what action(s) will occur if you do make a particular hyperlink selection.
After all, you are the visitor who has invested the time and effort to get to the site in the first place. You should always be able to remain in control and know where things will take you, right?
It's your time and attention that must be kept in mind, and you can dump a site any time you choose if you are not getting what you want in the way of reasonable consideration and treatment by the Web site's designer.
Here is another way of stating the above: Wouldn't it be nice if all Web sites would always include a useful text description whenever the mouse cursor is placed over any given hyperlink? Think for a moment about what that would mean. You would become informed as to exactly what is supposed to occur if and only after you make that selection. Now, that's thinking of the visitor in its most basic sense, don't you agree? So, why do so many Web sites not do it?
Whatever your answer, it doesn't have to be that way, and Scsi has come up with a 100% accessibility solution that remains focused on meeting the needs of all Web site visitors.
After all, the very lifeblood for any Web site's continued existence and popularity is Y-O-U. This fundamental fact should never be overlooked at any stage of Web site design, implementation, and maintenance. Don't you agree?
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This Scsi's "Perfect 10" Web Site Standard - Best Practice #3: Every Web page incorporates meaningful, descriptive 'balloon help' text for every hyperlink ... Page was last updated, validated -- to assure full conformance to W3C's HTML5, screen medium cascading style sheet (CSS3), and WCAG Accessibility (Priorities 1, 2, and 3, inclusive) recommendations -- and uploaded on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 9:40 p.m. ET by Raymond Sonoff, President of Sonoff Consulting Services, Inc. (Scsi), 271 Saxony Drive, Crestview Hills, KY 41017-2294 USA: Telephone: (859) 261-5908.