previous Nut's Weekly
ended with a question:
Why would external links have brackets?
There are several reasons:
Summarising, symbols for external links:
- Visual attraction
- Symbols vividly catch attention.
The left site of this page shows a number of internal links with symbols, like
Old & New
The symbols catch extra attention.
Have a look at the top of this page.
There too are a number of links such as
The absence of symbols make them quite unnoted.
You probably overlooked them.
And you should, as they aim for a lower frequency of use.
A reader of Nut's Weekly will switch to other Nuts more often than
to tailor made.
- Different skills
- Reading text and recognising pictures are two completely different activities for the human brain
A mixture of text and pictures is unpleasant to read.
It is a bad combination.
The brain can't handle it very well.
- The left hemisphere is good at reading text.
That is a a bit of a cumbersome activity which has to be learned at school.
- The right hemisphere is better at interpreting images.
That is a piece of cake.
Small kids learn it by themselves.
- Human curiosity to deviations
- Mankind is born as a graphical explorer.
Our ancient ancestors already had well developed graphical skills.
Pattern recognition was no problem for them.
They excelled in finding fruits and well tasting animals.
To recognise was to explore.
Those two are not far apart.
Even today pictures stimulate curiosity much stronger than text.
Happy surfing and till
- Misguide attention towards low frequent functions
- Exhaust the reader
- Are an invitation to leave the site.