No article today, as I am on holiday in Pismo Beach, California. However, Smashing Magazine has written two great article recently about web design/implementation patterns: Web Form Design Patterns: Sign-Up Forms and Should Links Open In New Windows?. The first article covers some really good form design considerations, whilst the second explains why you should not force open links in a new window (there are a few exceptions).
ve probably experienced on this site, I used to always use target="_blank"&rsquot; for external links. However, after reading many, many articles (including the smashing magazine one), I am not longer opening links in a new window, except for help text and definitions.