I’ve designed a website at the moment for a new game thats being released.
The community manager has come back and said they want to have links in the menu to a different site for ‘Forums’ and ‘Buy now’.
The rest of the page is built as a one page site with each link referring to anchor points on the page.
Would having links to external sites mixed into the menu with links going to page anchor points be a UX design faux pas? Is this frowned upon or an acceptable method?
I did suggest that we could have a section that the link goes to on the page which a description and link to the external content, but then that would require extra clicking as well.
What are your thoughts??