Links appear as highlighted words or images and take users to another page or screen. Users also select links to access files.

Resources

Related Guidelines

Usage

Use links to give users the ability to navigate to another destination, such as help content.

A link is not a button and behaves differently. Learn about buttons.

Appearance and behavior

  • We usually apply links to text. The font size is dependent on context and therefore flexible. 

  • When providing the content for the link, avoid generic descriptions. See the content guidelines on this page.

  • Links sometimes appear with glyphs. If the link is part of sentence, don’t use a glyph. If the link is a standalone call to action, a glyph is optional.

  • Every link must have a focus state to show that it’s an interactive component.

 

 

 

Content guidelines for info links

  • In product and marketing copy, include links to relevant information when they’re helpful.
  • Use links to guide users to something they might want to understand better.
  • Link to other docs to draw additional context to the article.
  • Make sure links are relevant to what’s discussed in the doc (same API, version, product, etc.).
  • Use descriptive anchor text when including links—don’t use generic text like “click here” or “learn more.”
  • Don’t include links within a step.
  • Don’t include links in the summary, except in the rare case where customers might need to be redirected quickly.
  • Don’t link out to external (non-Intuit) resources, unless it’s truly the best customer experience and it’s to a credible government agency, such as the IRS.
Do
  • Use links on 14 px and 16 px text.
  • Use links to give users access to deeper content that’s not linked to from the primary navigation.
Don’t
  • Don’t use info links at sizes smaller than 14 px or larger than 16 px.
  • Don’t use links on buttons or any other graphical element.
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