Usability Tip for Visited Link Colors
By Pete Freitag
I have been messing around with some link colors on my dealazon site over the weekend, and I noticed that visited link colors we're really important.
So my tip is don't make a visited link color darker than the default link color. Here are the colors that I was using:
This is a regular link
This is a visited link
Using those colors my brain found it very hard to believe that the darker color was a visited link. For some reason I am used to lighter colors for visited links.
I tend to like silver as a vlink color, it works well with white backgrounds in pretty much all color schemes, and also makes it known that the link was clicked.
Usability Tip for Visited Link Colors was first published on March 21, 2005.