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Discussion on: Web Development Bad Habits to Kick

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Nico Domino

What do you guys think about anchors vs. buttons in SPA navigation.

i.e. if in a todo-list, you hover over the todo and a "view details" link appears. This will take you to a separate page, but still inside that tab / SPA.

Should this be a button or anchor?

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Aaron Reese

Look at the user concepts. If it LOOKS like a panel opened in the list (even if the URL changed) then use a button (style). If it looks like a new page use a link style. But most of all, be consistent.