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Anchor link was used in navigation menu, but was not necessary

  • Anchor link should not be added to page elements that exist above the fold on the page
    • Often, when an unnecessary anchor link is added, it causes the screen to “jump”. This means the page loads to the correct spot on the page, but then the anchor link is executed, causing the screen to scroll momentarily, then scroll back to its original place.
  • Example: In this screenshot, the contact form has an unnecessary anchor link under the “ID” field. The anchor link is unnecessary because the contact form is above the fold when the user navigates to the page. Putting an anchor link here would cause the page to “jump” when the user clicks the link, which is poor design.
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