The UX of Hyperlinks—Taking it all a step further.
Andrés García

I think all the links that stay on the same domain should always open in the same tab. Outside of the domain should open in a new tab. There are other ways to open it in a separate tab or window.

Though for a mobile experience it is harder to open something in a new page or tab. So it would make sense there.

I wouldn’t put the menu on a hover though. And I also think the color of the icons is a bit too much attention grabbing.

I can already hear managers talking about different icons for outside and inside links. :O

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