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HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Andy Harris

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Chapter 5

Making Connections with Links

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding hyperlinks

arrow Building the anchor tag

arrow Recognizing absolute and relative links

arrow Building internal links

arrow Creating lists of links

The basic concept of the hyperlink is common today, but it was a major breakthrough back in the day. The idea is still pretty phenomenal, if you think about it: When you click a certain piece of text (or a designated image, for that matter), your browser is instantly transported somewhere else. The new destination might be on the same computer as the initial page, or it could be literally anywhere in the world.

Any page is theoretically a threshold to any other page, and all information has the ability to be linked. This is still a profound idea. In this chapter, you discover how to add links to your pages.

Making Your Text Hyper

The hyperlink is truly a wonderful thing. Believe it or not, there was a time when you had to manually type in the address of the web page you wanted to go to. Not ...

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