In long lists of links, it's helpful to show users which links they've already followed so they can focus on unseen content. Browsers do not tend to let you style visited links with anything but the color property.

## Examples

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With link styling, as with many aspects of web-interface design, you can aid comprehension by capitalizing on convention. By default, browsers style unvisited links with a #0000EE blue and visited links with a #551A8B purple. These colors will be the easiest identifiers at your disposal.

It is possible to assign a special color to visited text using the :visited pseudo-class in CSS. However, this breaks with convention, so it is not recommended. Different colors may look "nicer," but breaking with convention diminishes comprehension and usability.