Links are found… …almost everywhere on the internet. They allow users to travel from one site to another.
External Links are: Links that will take a user AWAY from YOUR website or page. But the links could be important or helpful to your visitors so they are a GOOD thing.
What is a Hyperlink A hyperlink is an element, text, or an image that you can click on, and jump to another document or webpage. (or in this case, another website)
How to make a Hyperlink: Link Syntax: link text Example: BYU-I homepage
Break it down The link text is the text that will show on your page to the visitors. link text The href is what tells the browser where to go on the web (the destination)
Does the link have to be text? Nope! The link can be a button: Or an image: To do this, the code is basically the same, but instead of the words, you put the information for the image:
A few bonus tips: #1 - Target: Target is an attribute you can use when hyperlinking to direct the browser WHERE to open the link. Example: BYU Idaho Home Page Other values for target: _self This will open the new page in the same window or tab that the link was clicked in (this is the default setting).
A few bonus tips: #2 – Close your tag! The ending tag lets the browser know that you are finished with the link. If you fail to add this, all text and images after that tag will continue to be linked until the document reaches the end or the tag is closed. Example: BYU Idaho Home Page