I'm making a website for my software company. Originally, I made the "visited" colour for links a darker version of the primary link colour. Looking back, I decided that the dark blue colour was too hard to read, so I changed it to a light grey colour instead. I feel that the light grey is too similar to the text colour and didn't feel like a clickable link. I would like to know some best practices for colouring hyperlinks.

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    Every web site is different, with different color schemes and visuals. I don't think there's any specific "universal best practices" for such things. Text based links would follow standard text practices - readability, contrast, etc. However, in terms of visited link color usage, that's really site-specific.
    – Scott
    Commented Nov 1, 2023 at 19:21
  • You could argue the best practice is the default colour, and users are used to seeing it. Although I hate the default colour. Commented Nov 2, 2023 at 14:03


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