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  • Yes, I include a "Home" link.

    187 82.74%
  • No, I only link back "Home" via the site's logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyStrawberry
    Does labeling the "home" link something else still mean its the home link? If you have the home link labeled with another word other than "home" would it be a good idea to add home?
    Give an example...
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    Why on Earth not? It's there if someone wants it and doesn't get in the way if they don't. This is a no-brainer.

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    People are so used to a home link AND the logo being a link to the home page I really think you would confuse them by not doing it!

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    i still use "home" but am not pointing that "Home" link to my index.php but am pointing to my full website url address http://www.domainname/index.php

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    In my site's most recent redesign, we switched from a left-nav menu to a top-nav with a big logo splash, and omitted the Home link. I pooled numerous opinions from a fairly wide variety of web users, and nobody ever mentioned it as an issue. I think in our case, the logo is so prominent on the site that it's relatively easy to notice as being a link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshU
    Give an example...
    How about Sitepoint? Their "Articles" link in the top navigation really goes to sitepoint.com. They do use breadcrumb navigation on the articles to also bring you back to the main homepage as well.

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    I just figured that I'm not actually using a home link myself and that I've never had any problems with it, until I started thinking about it from reading and commenting in this thread. So yes, home-links are dead and I get really annoyed when I can't click the logo to get back to the first page .

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    I still like the old fashioned "Home" link for larger sites. Although, most users can manage without it, even if you confuse one within the period of a day -- is it worth it?
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    Interesting article related to this subject:

    http://9rules.com/whitespace/the_home_link.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I beg to differ...
    HTML Code:
     <h1><a href="/" title="Home"><img src="/logo.jpg" alt="Company Name"/></a></h1>
    With images disabled, it displays as regular "My company" linked text. No accessibility problems there really.
    What is if the logo is a background image defined in an external CSS file?

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    A logo is content, and should be specified in an IMG element. CSS backgrounds are for ... backgrounds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutisticCuckoo
    A logo is content, and should be specified in an IMG element. CSS backgrounds are for ... backgrounds!
    I do so for SEO purposes. Is that really considered as semantically wrong?

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    Not semantically wrong, no. But not fully appropriate for accessibility reasons (i.e., people with non-CSS user agents cannot get the whole content).
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