Web designers debate long and hard about many important things, and at the top of their long list of issues is one burning question: Should external links open in new windows?
As it is right now on Motionographer, external links open in the same window, because I figured if people wanted new windows, they would right-click on the link in question and choose their favorite link behavior (new window, new tab, etc.). But then I realized that not everyone works this way. So I need your help.
Please tell me in the comments if you think external links should open in new windows. Thank you for your assistance, gentle readers.
Update: Thanks for your feedback everyone. I’ll be tweaking the code to make external links open in new windows. Oh, and for those of you who wondered why I didn’t do it that way all along, the W3C (among others) generally consider it bad form to open links in new windows. Although I ignore most of what they say, for some reason that one stuck with me.