I am one of those people that started out using Microsoft FrontPage or Dreamweaver for a HTML editor. Of course that is old school now but it did teach me HTML link basics, which you still need in this modern no coding world.
Why Do You Need HTML Link Basics?
- You might be an internet user that simply wants to share a link with someone.
- You might be a new web master and building links is a skill you will need.
On the rare occasion, sharing a link to another site could involve a small amount of HTML. Most of the time it is as simple as copying a url and pasting it somewhere, but it is not always that simple. If you are required to use HTML (hyper text markup language) to leave a link then the following tutorial will help.
If you are a web master, you will indeed come across many occasions where you will need to use HTML to form a valid link.
How to Form a HTML link?
If you are browsing on the internet, a link to another web page will look like simple text, possibly blue, possibly underlined. In fact there is no standard for this and a website can choose it’s own link decoration.
Here is a standard link to my home page.
This is what you see, but in the HTML section of this website it looks like this:
Here is a <a href=“http://tips4pc.com/”>standard link to my home page</a>.
The writing between the >< is called the anchor text. I have another awesome tutorial about creating anchor text links if you are a new website builder.
The <a href= is needed to form a link. And then the link is placed in “” with a > at the end. To finish the link code you need the </a>. This area is highlighted yellow in the above example.
No Anchor Text Link
A link with no anchor text would just be a stragiht link to the web page like http://tips4pc.com
But again in the HTML it would look like this: