I'm currently working on a new skin for our company's website. We've got a blog, a portfolio section, some static pages - the usual.
We're using Wordpress and someone suggested we use a plugin that enables to visually differenciate external links from internal ones.
I'm not sure what I think about this. My argument against the plugin would be that users (particularly our web-savvy audience) know how to use their back button or open in a new tab, plus it's usually understandable from the context of an article whether it's an internal or external link. Why add some visual noise then?
I must highlight that I'm not talking about styling links that open in a new window (we don't do that at all) - I'm only talking about links that will take you to a different website within the same window.
What do you guys think?
If any of you think it's relevant to make a distinction, what do you think it should be? Different colour? An icon?
Thanks in advance