Overview

Links help someone explore a relevant topic further, jump to a new category, or backtrack. Traditionally, links are formatted with blue colour font and underlined.

Design

Default

This is the Government of Alberta.

Links with icons

Usage guidelines

Use links to connect to relevant information that supports the content. Links include:

  • internal or external web page
  • emails
  • publications
  • images
  • video or audio files

External links

Links that go to a site outside of Alberta.ca must be accompanied with an external link icon.

Content guidelines

  • Write descriptive link names with a minimum 15 characters including spaces.
  • Use page and document titles as the link, when applicable.
  • Never link generic expressions, such as ‘click here’ or ‘find out more,’ as they provide little navigational value to someone using a screen reader.
  • Use program emails but avoid personal emails.

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