Links are used as navigational elements. They may appear on their own, within a sentence or paragraph, or directly following the content.
Links are used as navigational elements and can be used on their own or inline with text. They provide a lightweight option for navigation but like other interactive elements, too many links will clutter a page and make it difficult for users to identify their next steps. This is especially true for inline links, which should be used sparingly.
When to use
Use links when you want users to:
- Navigate to a different page within the application
- Navigate to an entirely different site
- Jump to an element on the same page
- Link to emails or phone numbers
When not to use
Use a button instead of a link for actions that will change data or manipulate how it is displayed, change a state, or trigger an action. Buttons should never be used for navigational actions.
|Standalone||These links are the default link variant. They are used on their own or directly following content and they do not use underlines. They can be paired with an icon.|
|Inline||Inline links are used within a sentence or paragraph and are styled with an underline. They should not be paired with an icon.|