¶ Hypertext

A hypertext is a digital text that links to sections or pages within the text, to other texts, to media elements, and the like. Websites are the most common hypertext example. EBooks and eJournals are also often hypertextual, though not always with the same level of intricacy as a website. When designing a hypertext there are a number of technical and intellectual considerations including, but not limited to, information architecture, information organization, taxonomies, wayfinding, and navigation. All of these considerations impact usability and user experience. In digital scholarship, hypertexts are ways of publishing scholarship, e.g., making data visualizations and analysis available online. Through their structure, design, and the inclusion of media, they are also used to present scholarly arguments and tell narratives.