55 minutes ago, Duncanma wrote
@Dark_Halmut: so... while I get the experience you two are after, as a general rule... making our hrefs open in a new tab is very rude and disruptive to the user.
50 minutes ago, Duncanma wrote
Oh... and I just noticed, it is still in the 2011 list of top web design mistakes
Well, I didn't know if it were something considered to be (very?) rude. It's just I used to had, and perhaps still have, not-so-good UX (User Experience) with it. As I live in a country with not-that-fast internet connection a.k.a. slow, moving between pages backward and forward causing page rendering issues in IE, as I experience it with IE9 and earlier versions, e.g.: the original page didn't come back well-formatted as I move backward and forward. In short, it's very annoying for me, and not a good UX to me. That's why I develop the habit of opening new links in a new tab, and not in current tab. I'm not sure how it could be something considered "rude".
Also, reading the arguments here: http://www.nngroup.com/articles/top-10-mistakes-web-design/, I become confused with the notation of "window" to be interchangeable with "tab". For me, a window is a window, and not a tab. And I understand this annoying behavior back then when I used IE6, as it had no notion of "tab". Thus, I'm not sure if it would be still an issue with tab as I consciously click the link, not something done unconsciously for me. Well, perhaps it's just applied to me...
Nevertheless, I respect your decision about it. It's just a suggestion after all, though it would be still (very) helpful to me.