I'm adding Facebook like, Tweet, Google +1, LinkedIn Share buttons to some webpages.
I'm also adding an email this link button as well.
Currently I'm doing it like so.. I have nice button made up, and am using this link:
<a href="mailto:?subject=Title to send&body=Hi%0D%0DI thought you may be interested in this link.%0D%0Dhttp://www.example.com/"> Email this </a>
Someone has suggested that I instead bring up a box and give users option to send straight from that. I.e. I would have pre-decided on the message, and the user would enter their email address, and the recipients. The end message would come from our email, and say something like firstname.lastname@example.org shared this link with you.
I have two questions:
- Is that a better of doing it?
- How reliable is
mailto? Will I have to do extensive testing?
Basically I would like some advice on best practices, and what you may have done in the past, thank you :-)