Link Elements

Published in Fiftyfoureleven on Friday, June 25th, 2004

Putting the Link element to work in our blog.

The link element

A short while back I took the plunge and added a few instances of the Link element to the Head of the pages here on the weblog.

I must admit that I have been a bit lax with respect to learning about this element and when and where to use it etc. I added some link elements based on what I've seen on other blogs, however, It's all about LINK over at Anne van Kesteren's weblog encouraged me to dive in and find out more.

The following are some of the links I have come across (other than the above). They're all relatively short but informative, and worth a read:

What can it be used for then?

We're using it here for linking to our home page and newsfeed, as well as previous and next blog entries. I'll be adding contents, search, and likely author in the near future.

As I dive into this a little more I'm sure some other uses will emerge, feel free to drop any links or suggestions if you have them.

This entry destined for our colophon category...

Comments and Feedback

Just floating around thought i\'d tell you the links on your front page on the top look like adsense adverts. just thought i\'d give you the heads up, because when i first looked i was a little irked that the adverts where so high placing the main content below the \"fold\" and i had to scroll. once i realised they were recent links, i looked through, clicked through, however. cheers.

Thanks for the feedback. I have heard that from another person as well.

I had originally mocked up a three column idea, but for whateven reason was hooked on making the whole \'box\' a link (for effect I suppose). After the redesign of Stopdesign I realized that by focussing on making those boxes I was limiting myself.

We don\'t really like the look of the homepage right now, but I want that functionality (and more). Once we have some time here hopefully one of us can mock up something better (your comment may be the tipping point!). Thanks a lot for the feedback!

Great addition, Mike.

I\'ve been using the link element now for over a year. Nice for all who can see it ;)

Actually, I am using the previous and next navigation (if) offered by Mozilla quite often. Most beneficial it is for Lynx users I guess. Have you ever had a look at your page using Lynx?

For me, it helped very much comparing my pages to a book or a pdf file. Regarding pdf files, I appreciate nothing more than proper bookmarks in the file. Why should I treat a webpage differently?

On researchkitchen, I even used <link rel=\"section\" /> to provide links to the category overview pages. Don\'t know if this is a hundred percent correct, but it makes sense to me!

BTW, I found another good link about link.

Great ideas Minz. I'm sure using things in the way you describe are fine, 'cause as we all know the specs are open to their share of interpretation (hello <dl>).

Thanks for that link. That is the link on link!

A couple of tests: one, entities ' <p>, the other Iñtërnâtiônà lizætiøn.

A couple of tests: one, entities ' <p>, the other Iñtërnâtiônà lizætiøn.

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