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Do you avoid linking a page to itself?

Last updated by Rebecca Liu on 19 Feb 2015 01:16 am (about 6 years ago) See History

If you have a link on a page that takes you back to the same page, then that is a weird experience. So don't include a link to the very page you are on.

Exceptions are:

  • Permalink – Because it enables a user to get a link to the current page or bookmark.
  • Logo on the homepage – It’s widely known that clicking on the logo will take you to the homepage and it shouldn’t change if you are already on the homepage. People often click on it to reload the page.
  • Menu items – However you should visually indicate on what page you are on.

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