Making coloured text links stand out and obvious that they can be clicked on

This is a redesign of my website:

Screenshot of OP's website

As you can see, its largely a work in progress; I’m trying to do a flat user interface design.

I can tell you now that I am in no way a designer or UI/UX expert. I’m a developer; traditionally useless at design, but giving it my best shot.

You can see on the main content that there are three links, under the title ‘Latest blog posts’; I have made them the same shade of red as my header, but I’m not sure that it looks right, is it OK?

  • Should it be more contrasting?

  • Should it be the standard blue?

  • How can I make it obvious that they are click-able links?

All suggestions are welcome.

Answer

I think that it’s not immediately obvious that they’re links. Nothing wrong with that though and they’ll realise if they hover over it.

I’d just add a fail-safe option where you’ve put […] as a standard (blue) HTML link saying Read More or something similar. Nothing wrong with two links to the same content.

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Source : Link , Question Author : RSM , Answer Author : Dom

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