I was just wondering what method others use to link to external webpages. Do you simply use the <a href=""> tag and have the visitor leave your site, or do you use the 'launch new window' method <a href="" target="new">? What about using the frame approach, where a little top or bottom bar has a back button to your site? Is it merely preference?
Which do you prefer? What is better for visitor experience? When I visit a site, I don't like a new window launching for each external link I click on, but as a webmaster I can understand wanting to keep the visitor at your site.