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TUTORIALS FOR HTML LINKS & ANCHORS: Articles for Learning How to Create Hyperlinks & Anchors in HTML, i.e. creating links to images, local pages, target pages, external stylesheets, absolute url paths, relative url paths, imagemaps, etc.

Introduction to links and anchors - A link has two ends -- called anchors -- and a direction. The link starts at the "source" anchor and points to the "destination" anchor, which may be any Web resource (e.g., an image, a video clip, a sound bite, a program, an HTML document, an element within an HTML document, etc.).

HTML Links and Anchors - The web got its spidery name from the plentiful connections between web sites. These connections are made using anchor tags to create links. Text, Images, and Forms may be used to create these links.

Question: How do links and anchors work?- Links are a way to identify a series of elements, which, when clicked on, take the browser to another page. These elements can be text, graphics, or both. There are several ways to create a link. First select the elements you want for the link, then:

Links and Anchors- The very nature of the Web is to provide easy access to text, graphics, sound, and other web resources and databases via hypertext links. You=ll want to connect your page to other web pages. The goal of this lesson is to create a page with local and remote links. You will also learn how to make a MAIL TO: link. After completing Exercise 4 on page 19 you will have created a page that looks like this: link.

HTML Links - HTML uses a hyperlink to link to another document on the Web and the <a> (anchor) tag to create a link to another document.

Creating A Hypertext Link - Welcome to day four. Today you will learn only one thing: How to create a link to another page. It's a set tag format like any of the others you have seen so far. Once you learn the format, you can make as many links as you want to any other page you want.

Anchors and Links - Links -- they're what made the web The Web. The ability to link from one document to another is one of the most central features of HTML. This section describes a wide variety of linking techniques, from your basic anchor to popup windows. Along the way we'll discuss such things as targeting your link at frames and creating links without underlines.

Internal Links - Instead of having to resort to the arduous task of scrolling down long pages, you can make your readers very happy by offering them page jumps as an alternative mode of transport around your site. As people have become lazier, page jumps have risen in popularity, so to avoid having your site unliked by the youth of today, implement these simple navigational aids.

 

Creating Links to Other Pages
you will learn only one thing: How to create a link to another page. It's a set tag format like any of the others you have seen so far. Once you learn the format, you can make as many links as you want to any other page you want.

Text Links
A text link allows the programmer to create text that acts as a link, so that when it is clicked on by a user, it will transfer them to another web page.

Picture Links
A picture link allows the programmer to create a picture that acts as a link, so that when it is clicked on by a user, it will transfer them to another web page.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Internal Links
An internal link allows you to link to another section on the same web page, so it basically scrolls the page up or down to the desired location. This is helpful to the user to quickly jump to the information he/she is looking for.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Local Links
A local link links from a web page to a directory on the users computer, such as C:\Windows\. This can be done with the normal link tag, but the place where the URL is normally typed will be replaced by the full directory.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Target Page
The target page feature, allows a link to be created that when clicked on, will open a new browser window, so that the user will then have two windows in front of them, one, being the page with the link, and the other, the page the link went to.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Image Map Links
Image Maps allow you to specify different parts of one picture, and allow each part to link to a different web site. In this section you will be learning the necessary information and tags to do this.


HTML Linkage Tutorials - Links
Links are the "hotspots" that, when clicked, take you to another place ... further down the page you are on, to a different page, or to a specific part of a different page.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Linking
The chief power of HTML comes from its ability to link text and/or an image to another document or section of a document. A browser highlights the identified text or image with color and/or underlines to indicate that it is a hypertext link (often shortened to hyperlink or just link).

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Adding links
Links are created using the a tag. The a tag requires a href attribute which specifies the target URL it should follow when the link is clicked on.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - HTML Links
HTML uses a hyperlink to link to another document on the Web.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Create hyperlinks
This example demonstrates how to create links in an HTML document.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - An image as a link
This example demonstrates how to use an image as a link.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Link to an external style sheet
How to use the link tag to link to an external style sheet.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Text Links
The tags used to produce links are the a and /a. The a tells where the link should start and the /a indicates where the link ends. Everything between these two will work as a link.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Colors in Text Links
There are a few settings that can be useful for controlling the colors of text links. This page will teach you how to...

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Link Targets
By default, links will open in the current window or frame. You need to add a target if you want the link to open in another window or frame than the link itself is placed in.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Links with No Underlines
By default, text links are underlined by the browser…

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Advanced Text Links
Instead of just turning off the underline on all links you could be more specific in defining the way you want your links to work. In the example below underlining is turned off for all links.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Image Links
If you want to make an image work as a link, the method is exactly the same as with texts. You simply place the a href and the /a tags on each side of the image.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Image Mapping
It is possible to make one image link to several pages, depending on where the image is clicked. This technique is called imagemapping.

HTML Linkage Tutorials - Links Within a Page
Linking to anchors is very similar to normal links. Normal links always point to the top of a page. Anchors point to a place within a page.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Links in Framesets
We simply added the desired frame window (main) as a target for the link. The link will be opened in the main frame window instead of the menu frame window where the link itself is located.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Links to New Windows
If you want your link to open a page in a new window use the target="_blank" in the a href tag. Targetting the link to "_blank" simply opens a new browser window that will load the linked page.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Link to Email
Having a link that allows visitors to send email from your website can be a great addition to your site, making it easy for your visitors to send questions or comments.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Making Links Using Text Or Images
These tags are called anchors. Text or images can be used as anchors. An anchor will make the text or image clickable to another page on the internet. These are called links.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Making A Link To An Email
On your Web Page you may want to add a clickable link so you can be emailed. This can be either a clickable image or text. (Note: we will use a fake email address in these samples and documents, replace this with the email address you would like to use.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Linking it with Anchors
The real power of the world wide web is its ability to create hypertext links to other related information. That other information may be another web page, a graphic (image), sounds, digital movies, animations, software programs, contents of a file server, a log-in session to a remote computer, a software archive, or and "ftp" site.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Clickable links
To make a link to a page on your site, it's just…

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Links
When I first started learning HTML, I dreamed of one day creating a tag that was named after me (Adam). I dreamed that it would be named a, which would be the first letter of my first name…

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Links
You see a code, how create a Basic Link, Email Link, Emails With Subjects, Link With Toolbar Text, Mouseover Link….

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Anchors and Links
One of the most important tags you use is the link tag. The link tag is identified by the tag name "A". For Example…..

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - HTML Links Tag
How to create links to different pages in html? See code

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Link Handling Code
Many a times we want to open the links in new window. Its simple…

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Hyperlinks
You might want to add a hyperlink to another site in your web page. Here's how to set up an absolute link.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Links
In this section you will learn how to create links to other pages, email links and anchor links. The world wide web has tons of links that connect millions of different pages and files together.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - Getting Hyper
A HYPERLINK, or LINK for short, is a navigation tool you can build into your page which enables your visitor to click on a word, phrase, or image, and be taken to the url you put into the link.

Learn How to Create Hyperlinks - LINK Element
The LINK element belongs within the HEAD element of an HTML document. It is to be used to indicate a relationship between the document and other documents or objects. Consequently a document may have any number of LINK elements, to indicate all the possible relationships between the document and other, related documents.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Hypertext Anchors
An anchor is a piece of text or some other object (for example an image) which marks the beginning and/or the end of a hypertext link. The A element is used to mark that piece of text (or inline image), and to give its hypertextual relationship to other documents. The text between the opening and closing tags, A attributes ...text... /A can be the start or destination (or both) of a link. Here are some simple examples...

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - HREF in Anchors
The HREF attribute (which is actually optional) marks the anchor as the start of a link to another document or resource (it could point, for example, to an image file), or to a particular place in another document.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - NAME attribute in an Anchor
As mentioned in the anchors overview section, anchors mark the beginning or end of hypertext links. The NAME attribute (which is optional) marks the anchor as a possible destination of a link from another document, or from somewhere else within the same document.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - REL Attribute
The REL attribute is used to give the relationship(s) described by the hypertext link, and describes the relationship of the destination of the link to the document containing the hypertext anchor -- consequently REL cannot be used unless an HREF is present. The value for REL is a space-separated list of relationship values.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - REV Attribute
The REV attribute is used to give the relationship(s) described by the hypertext link, and describes the relationship of the document containing the anchor to the destination of the link to -- consequently REL cannot be used unless an HREF is present. The value for REV is a space-separated list of relationship values.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Links
Links are used to "link" a visitor from one area to another. Both text and images are able to be used as a link source. There area many types of links…

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Making links
In my index.html document I'd like the change parts of the last two lines of text to links. I'd like one link to go to my homepage, and I want the other to go to my e-mail address. Linking my homepage is done like this…

 

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Html links
Use a html hyper reference like this...

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Using Hyperlinks
First, let's explain exactly what a hyperlink is and why using hyperlinks is an important part of making webpages..

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Creating text links
You create a text link by using the anchor tag A and by adding the attribute HREF to it. HREF stands for Hypertext Reference. If you link to another web site you use the complete URL address of the website as value for the HREF attribute. It tells the browser where to go when people click on the link. The endtag /A ends the entire link command.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Creating image links
To make an image work as a link, you follow exactly the same method as with text links. Instead of placing text between the A and /A tags you specify now an image by using the IMG tag. Below an example to illustrate this.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Creating email links
An email link follows the same format as the text link except in an email link you put mailto: in stead of the http:// and an email address in place of the web page address. Please notice there is NO SPACE between the colon and the email address. Below an example to illustrate this.

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - Linking to a specific position
Linking to a specific position on the same web page…

Hyperlinks & Anchors Tutorials - CREATING LINKS
You use links to: Jump from section to section within the same web page (also called Page Jump), Link to a different page within your own website (such as my linking this lesson to the next lesson or to my home page), Link to another web page or website anywhere in the world.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Links
Links are how you connect one webpage to another. You make links like this…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Linking
In this chapter you'll take a closer look at hyperlinks.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Anchor tag
On this page, you'll find: Anchor tag explained

Creating Links in Web Pages - Anchor
HREF indicates the URL being linked to. HREF makes the anchor into a link. So, for example, this tag creates a link to resumepage.html…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Targeting your link
TARGET controls where the new document will be displayed when the user follows a link. Most of the time, clicking on a link simply loads a new document in the same window where the link was. However, with TARGET, you can have the new document open in a new window, or if you are using frames, in another frame.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Links That Aren't Underlined
To remove the underlines from all links, put this code in the HEAD section of the document…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Anchors
The real point of the Web, of course, is that documents can be linked to each other, or to other types of files such as movies or sound clips, through the use of hyperlinks. These links allow authors to link documents together in intuitive ways, as opposed to traditional linear texts such as books, articles, or almost anything else printed.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Jumping around the pages
This page deals with: Jumping from page to page, Selecting new colours for hyperlinks, Using a hyperlink to send mail, New with the '4' Browsers, link titles are similar to the image alternate text.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Jumping to a given place in a page
We have now learned about creating links using the a href="MyPage.htm" tag. We use the same a-tag to jump to particular places in the current or other documents.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Online web design course - Hyperlinking
To add a hyperlink, you need to use the a (anchor) tag along with the "href" (hypertext reference) attribute.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Anchor tag
There are three different kinds of links you can have on your website….

Creating Links in Web Pages - Link colors
The default appearance for a link is to have it underlined and usually the color is blue. You may change the default through either Cascading Style Sheet (CSS), or you may change the color through the body attributes. Here are the three attributes that relate to links....

Creating Links in Web Pages - Link Web pages and locations
Probably one of the best features of the web is the ability to link. Linking allows you to click on one spot on a page and be…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Why Link Within a Page
Once you've discovered how to create a link to a web page, you may want to become more precise with your linking. Linking to a precise point within a page is especially helpful if you're dealing with lots of complex data.

Creating Links in Web Pages - Open a Link in a New Window
Creating a link that opens up a new browser window when it's clicked on…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Linking to Other Pages
All right, it's time to learn how to link to another page. So let's start out by seeing what tag we use for linking….

Creating Links in Web Pages - Changing the Link Color
If you want to change the link color on your page, you will need to begin by finding the BODY tag. Now look for a command after the word BODY that says link="color". It would look like this…

Creating Links in Web Pages - Linking Within a Single Page
Okay, lets say you have one page that is pretty long. Maybe you would like to give someone a way back to the top of the page when they are at the bottom. Or maybe you want to divide it into sections and use a table of contents at the top. Well, the way to do this is to use a named anchor, which is a specific area of your page you want to make a link to. You could link to any part of the page, but for now, let's say you want to create a link to the top of your page. To do this, go to the top of the body section (right after the body tag). Now type the following tag...

The E-mail Link
To create an e-mail link on your page, all you need to do is use the standard link tag. The trick is in what you use as the address of the link. To force the browser to read it as an e-mail link, you use "mailto:" rather than "http://" to begin the address. After the "mailto:", you will use your e-mail address rather than a web address, like this...

The E-mail Link: More
We saw how to add the subject to a message through the e-mail link. It was done using a "question mark" followed by subject= and then the subject...

Opening a New Browser Window
To get a link to open in a new browser window, what you do is add the target="_blank" attribute to your link tag, like this…

Links: No Underline
In order to create a non-underlined link, you need to add the style=" " attribute to your link tag. This is where the style sheet property comes in to play. The property we will use is called text-decoration, and we are going to set it so that the text has no decoration (the underline is a decoration). So, the style attribute will look like this...

HTML Links and Anchors Tutorial - Hypertext Links
Perhaps the best aspect of writing in HTML is its ability to link text to other texts, a concept commonly known as hypertext. HTML uses an anchor tag, or A HREF, to link documents together. Every anchor tag includes the following elements…

HTML Links and Anchors Tutorial - Mountaindragon - HTML Link Tags Examples
The following are examples of Anchors - Internal, Anchors - Local, Anchors - Target…

Relative vs Absolute Links
An absolute path is the full URL. If you had a link on your index page to your picture page, the absolute path might look like this…

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - Internal Links
If you include the full URL the browser goes back out on the Internet to find your entire address all over again. If you don't include the full url, it just searches on your site. Much faster that way. To create a link to one of your own pages simply use...

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - External Links
To create external links to another web site you first need to know the other web sites URL (web site address)…

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - How to Create an Image Link
Creating an image link is almost the same as creating a text link. The differences are that you substitute an image in place of the link text; and most webmasters will remove the link border from the image so it doesn't detract from the image. The only time you might not want to remove the border is when it isn't obvious that the image is a link.

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - Pop-up Link Balloons
You can have a message pop-up when your visitor rests their cursor over a link with this little trick. It's a pretty nifty technique for adding a description or enticement to the link, try it. It goes a lot like this..

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - Open Links in a New Window
Opening a link in a new window is easy. I know what you're thinking, I say everything is easy. But it is when you know how, and guess what? I just happen to know how! It's as simple as this…

HTML Links and Anchors Tutorial - HTML Links and Anchors
The web got its spidery name from the plentiful connections between web sites. These connections are made using anchor tags to create links. Text, Images, and Forms may be used to create these links…

HTML Links / Anchors Tutorials - Create HTML Email
Another option to allow people to send you emails without exposing yourself to massive amounts of spam is to create an HTML form that gathers data from the user and emails it to your email account.

Hyperlinks
By far the most important tag you will use is the hypertext link. A (anchor). More often referred to as hyperlink or just plain link. Linking to other pages is the most common use of this tag. This is a so called hypertext reference, referring to another hypertext document. This document is specified in the HREF attribute.

Links
Links (often called hyperlinks) are the feature which justifies the HT in HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Technically links are specified using A (anchor) elements, and some technical issues are discussed in the description of the A element. In principle, some other HTML constructs define links, too. In particular, the LINK element defines a link between two documents.

A: anchors, hyperlinks
An A element of the form A HREF="target"anchor text/A is displayed so that anchor text is presented in a distinguished manner (e.g. underlined or highlighted).

HTML Links and Anchors Tutorial - BASE: base for URLs
To define base URL for relative URLs in the document (e.g. in HREF attributes of A elements). This is typically used when mirroring documents. For example, given…

Hyperlinks
It all starts with the anchor tag, abbreviated A. Here is how you would create a hyperlink to this web site…

Making Links
Links make the Web what it is. If you're new to Web building and you're not sure how links work, this tutorial is for you! Read on…

How To Create a Link on Your Web Page
Links are one of the most used tags in XHTML, but if you don't know how to write one, you won't be able to move your readers from one part of your site to another. This quick tip will show you how to create a link using the a (or anchor) tag.

Absolute and Relative Paths
When you're creating links to documents and images on the Web, you need to think about how you're going to link to them. There are two standard ways to create links…

Hyperlinking: linking from one page to another
Hyperlinking, or Linking, is the ability to click on a bit of text or an image and have it jump you to another page, or area of a page. This requires both the Opening A and the Closing /A Anchor Tag.

Adding Links
HTML markup uses the a (the link or anchor) tag to create a link to another document…

HTML Links and Anchors Tutorial - Blackwidows - Using Lists
There are three types of list formats: ordered (eg. numbered lists), unordered (bulletted lists), definition lists...

 

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