Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the anchor element, part of HTML Essential Training.
…In this chapter, we're going to focus on creating links.…Without links, there would be no World Wide Web,…so it's really hard to overstate how important they are to HTML.…Thankfully, links are incredibly easy to create.…Before we get into the specific exercises, I wanted to take a moment and…introduce you to the anchor element, which is used to create links within your sites.…Now, the first time that somebody encounters the anchor element,…it's usually kind of confusing for them.…I mean, to create a link to a page,…you might think that you would need to use the link element, right?…Well, that would seem to make sense,…but it's not what the link element is used for.…
Instead, the link element is used to request external resources for the page.…So, in the code snippet that you're seeing here, it's requesting a CSS file.…So, to create a link on the page,…we use the rather awkwardly named, anchor element.…Thankfully its syntax is fairly easy to grasp.…You simply surround the content that you want to make into a clickable link…
- Why is HTML important?
- Exploring an HTML document
- Formatting content
- Displaying images
- Using nav, article, and div elements
- Linking to pages and downloadable content
- Creating lists
- Controlling styling (fonts, colors, and more)
- Writing basic scripts
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing HTML
2. Basic Page Structure
3. Formatting Page Content
4. Structuring Content
5. Creating Links
6. Creating Lists
7. Controlling Styling
8. Basic Scripting
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