« Back to the article: Experimenting with visited links by Matthew James Taylor
This is an interesting use of visited links. If you have recently visited any of the websites below, they will have a green tick to the left. The effect is achieved by adding a tick image to the background of each link with the CSS ':visited' pseudo-class.
So, how many ticks do you have? Don't worry if you have none, It's easy to add more: Just click on each link, visit the page, then coming back to this page to see your shiny new green tick! :)
The one limitation of this method is that it only works with a single URL, you can't for example tick YouTube when someone has been to any page on that domain, only the homepage.
You can untick all links again by simply clearing the history in your browser. Alternatively, try switching to a different browser if you have more than one installed.
Download the demo files (website-checklist.zip - 12kb)
Once you have downloaded the demo code you can experiment with visited links in the comfort of your own home.