Here’s a common problem. You want to make all of your links on your site that would lead visitors away to open in separate tabs. For example, if I wanted to tell you about this cool article by Troy Goode about working with LINQPad as part of a larger conversation, I probably would have it open in a new tab (as the one above does).
Of course, you can do this by adding target=”_blank” to all your external links, but that’s tedious to say the least. So here is a simple jQuery plugin I created to do the trick. (Yes I know there are others, but none seem quite right, so here is yet another.)
The usage is pretty easy. Pick a section to scan for external links and say go:
Currently, it works by adding target=”_blank” to all fully-qualified links. For example, the first link will be a new window, the second won’t:
<a href=”/contact”>contact me</a>
Hope you find it helpful.