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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium All-in-One For Dummies by Fred Gerantabee, Christopher Smith, Jennifer Smith

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Chapter 6: Linking It Together

In This Chapter

check.png Creating hyperlinks

check.png Discovering how to use anchors

check.png Linking to external documents, e-mail messages, and PDF files

check.png Making sure that your links work

Links are a major and necessary mechanism of any website. You must incorporate links on your website; this way, viewers can easily navigate between pages and areas of your site to find the information they’re seeking. In this chapter, we show you how to add links easily and effectively in Dreamweaver.

The Basics of Linking

Links, or hyperlinks are navigational aids; viewers click links to visit other web pages, to download a file, to open an e-mail address, or jump to a specific spot on a web page (known more accurately as an anchor). As you create the first link from one of your web pages to another, you’ve essentially created a website — it may be a small site, but it’s a start. While you’re still in the small site stage, here are a couple of recommendations to keep in mind as you add more pages and create more links, making your site even bigger:

Two kinds of links exist:

• Internal links ...

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