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Links & Graphics


Anchored Links

Ah, what a tangled web we weave.....without Links, the World Wide Web wouldn't be a web at all! To add a link... you will use the <a href="location"> opening tag and </a> closing tag. Whatever appears between these two tags will become underlined and colored, and if you click on the underlined text it will send the browser to the location within the quotes.

Example of a link...

Visit Schuyler School's Website!

Visit <a href="http:/">Schuyler School's Website</a>!

Note: Although Links are usually used to send people to other web pages, you may also use it to send email to a specific address by using a location of mailto:user@host.

Example of a Mailto: Link...

Send email to the Webmasters!

Send email to <a href="">the Webmasters</a>!

In-line Images

You may also add images (pictures) to your web page, as long as the image is in the .gif or .jpg (or .jpeg) file formats. The basic tag for in-line images in <img src="location">. It is also recommended to add HEIGHT and WIDTH attributes to the IMG tag, which will allow the image to take proper proportions on a browser that is not currently viewing images. It is also recommended to use the ALT="what picture is" to tell a person what a picture is in case it is still loading or they are not viewing images. (The IMG tag has no closing tag!)

Example of a basic in-line image...

<img src="skyskul.gif" WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=50 ALT="School banner">

Combining Links and Images

Many times you may want to have an image that is linked, so that if someone clicks the image, they person will be taken to another page. This is rather simple- you just need to place the IMG tag within the A HREF tags. (<a href="location_of_link"><img src="location_of_image"></a>) You may also use the ALIGN tags with images!

Example of a linked image...

<a href=""><img src="skyskul.gif" align=right></a>

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