I like the Twitter and RSS Feed widgets in the sidebar, but I don’t like how clicking on the links opens the pages in the same window as my site. Is there a way to get these widgets to either eliminate the links, or have them open in a new window?
(There is no ability to add a target=”_blank” to the widgets.)
Yes, I know how I personally can open links in a new window, but the Prime Directive of web design is to keep visitors on your site as long as possible. Allowing visitors to leave the website just because they click on an RSS link is bad. Yes, they can click on the “Back” button, too, but this is a risky endeavor…HOPING they will do that.
Well, maybe, eventually, the option to open external links in new tabs or windows will be an option.