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Introduction: Using links

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Without links, where would the web be? Use links to take your user to a different page or website.

Written by Pal Kerecsenyi

Introduction: Using links

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The term 'hyperlink' (the full name for 'link') was first used in 1965 to describe a 'trail' of pages with related information on them. Nowadays, a website simply can't exist without them. Fortunately for you, hyperlinks are one of the easiest parts of HTML.

The <a> tag

The tag used for hyperlinks is extremely simple. It's just <a>. Surround some text with this tag, and you have yourself a link. Now you just need to tell the browser where the link should take the user.

The href attribute

The link tag has one important/special attribute, called href. It's used to define a URL that you want the link to take the user to. Here's how you use it:

Your task

Now that you know all about hyperlinks, try making your own! Don't worry, we've done most of the hard work for you by joining some blocks together.

  1. Drag the big blue basic structure block into the workspace. Change the title to anything you want.
  2. Drag the second yellow block into the <body> .
  3. Type some text into the text block inside the hyperlink. This can be anything you want.
  4. Change the text of the href to make it link to your favourite website.
  5. Click on the link in the preview and see what happens! (don't worry, all CodeDragon links open in a new tab)

End of tutorial