This was a potential WFMW post that has been on my mind for some time. Nothing exciting, just useful, and delivered on a Saturday. no extra charge. :)
Why is it important to make each link open in a new window? Well, without your reader having to right-click which doesn't always work (like if they have it disabled so you don't steal images or something), but you don't want them to leave your blog when following a link, this comes in handy.
I like to right-click and open a new window if I'm not done reading something but don't want to forget that I want to read that new thing too.
On my blog, I have been manually entering in target="_blank" for each link in every post under the Edit HTML tab to make my links open a new window for you. But sometimes I forget and then go back and add it in. Attempting to explain this to you, not in person, just threw me for a spin.
But someone much html smarter and gads more creative than me figured it out in such a way to make it simple. And you don't have to do it for every link like I had been doing. Enter the html code ONCE in the right place, and you're all set!
Okay, maybe it is a little exciting.
Here's her link. I did it on my blog so you needn't worry about accidentally leaving me. I get worried too about you leaving me. Now we'll be together. always. And I didn't even have to take any online classes to find this out!