Back to Top links - should these be translated for multi-language sites?!
13 Feb 2006 - 5:45pm
7 years ago
Sorry to be asking such a basic question, but I don't have any research to
back up my belief so I throw myself on the collective wisdom of this list:
Should 'Back to top' - or equivalent - anchor links be translated into each
language of a multi-language site?
My instinctive reaction is 'yes': it would provide a consistent language
experience throughout the page and sitelet, and avoid any miscommunication
in something that should be a straight-forward navigation element. Also, if
you're going to translate thousands of words of content into four different
languages, why not translate an extra two or three words while you're at it.
However, the question I was asked was: "what is the internet protocol for
translation of the 'back to the top' or 'top' links - can they remain in
Appreciate your time and comments.
Director, User Experience Strategy