Open project links in new tabs
I was showing someone else the SRCT projects page, and they kept on hitting the back button for every project page that they were looking at. If you add
target="_blank" to the project link's
a tags, then the link will open in a new tab.
<a href="https://go.gmu.edu" target="_blank">go.gmu.edu</a>
The location of the file is
A good rule of thumb for expected user interaction is that links within a domain change the page, while outside links open new tabs; though as with anything, this requires some thought on the designer's part. There are a lot of such links throughout the project, and thoughtful consideration should be afforded to whether or not those links should also new tabs, especially a number of the ones on the front page. While this functionality can be achieved with a right click on a link, and then subsequently choosing one of the menu's options, this interaction is far less known outside the software development world than may be realized, even if it is second nature to most of us.
tl;dr In the meantime, the links to the projects themselves should be changed.
Check out the Mozilla documentation under "target"