My website is not new. http://www.darkbluewaters.com As of yesterday when I click on any link, it does open in a new tab but it also opens on the same tab as my website. (So the new website is now open on two tabs).
The code has not changed: target=”_blank”
I also tried switching templates between the free one I am using for this site and a premium one to see if there was problem with the template.
I just checked the site on my iPhone and it is doing the same thing. I click on a link and it opens a new page. When I close to look at all the pages open on my phone, the last page (which should be my website) is now also the new linked page.
(I have also done the virus check and the cache clean).
That’s not happening for me in Win7/Firefox 13. Why on earth do you have links to pages on your own site opening in new tabs? Do you know just how bad that is from a web design, web usability & web accessibility point of view?
I still wouldn’t ever spawn new windows. what’s the point? You’ll just annoy people at best. At worst, you’ll leave some people stranded – unable to navigate back to your site. A web site isn’t a cage, You can’t keep people on it. It’s a resource. If you want people to stay, give them a darn good reason to stay via your content. Then, if they want, they’ll open links in new tabs or windows themselves via their browser/user agent.
DarkBlueWaters – I can see the problem you are having on your site. Clicking on the link for Copley Community Orchard on your first page causes the original tab to change to the target URL as well as open a new tab going to the target URL. Very odd since I can see that you code is a regular _blank target. Hope a solution appears.
Esmi – You are right the user can’t get back to the original page via navigation but it is also good to not have your page close up either. All depends on what you are trying to achieve.