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Rule n° 138 - Internal links to restricted content are differentiated.

If your site contains links that are not available to everyone, whether links reserved for subscribers or links requiring authentication, plan a real differentiation of these links in relation to open access links.

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  • Avoid unnecessary clicks and loss of time for users.
  • Prevent user disappointment.


Internal links to content requiring access verification can be differentiated using pictograms or CSS properties of text colour, background colour, bold, borders, font, etc.


In each page checked:

  • Identify internal links to content requiring access verification
  • Check that these links are visually different from other internal links.
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    Business application and benefits

    The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

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