Do you know that Creating a Hyperlink Can Be Simple? Hyperlinks – those (usually) blue-colored words that appear on any webpage that tell you that you could click on them and get taken to another webpage – are the greatest part to using the Internet. If you’re talking about the economy and how Alan Greenspan made crucial miscalculations in his policies, creating a hyperlink out of the name “Alan Greenspan” so that anyone who clicks on the name gets taken to the Wikipedia entry on him, is just a great thing.
It helps you pack all kinds of information into a short web article. it doesn’t even have to be a word. You could turn a picture into that too. Often though, creating a hyperlink isn’t enough. The owner of the website needs to make sure that wherever the hyperlink leads to is still there. They call these broken links. If you were to design a website, you would surely not be careless enough to do that. But first things first: how do you go about creating a hyperlink?
The basic mechanism of how this works is simple enough. Even if you use straight-out coding. You use what is known as an anchor tag – the thing that they write out as <a>. Within this, you just need to specify what URL a clicking visitor is to be taken to. You use the Hypertext REFerence attribute to say where.
For instance, let’s say that you want a link to lead to your poetry website called MyPoetryWebsite.com. You want to put it in a sentence that goes “You can read my poetry here” and you want “here” to be the hyperlink Creating a hyperlink for this is easy enough. You just need to write the following:
Creating a hyperlink out of an image is just as easy. Actually, they call those image links and not hyperlinks. You just need to use the <img> tag for this and you use the SRC attribute to define where the image is to be found. You just need to place the image the same folder as the HTML file that contains a link to it, and that’s all there is to it.
Make sure that you stay away from creating a hyperlink to a specific point on a specific page on someone’s website. Because while they may make sure that they keep the webpage in place, they may change things around inside the webpage. And then, your hyperlink wouldn’t work.