Links


A link ("anchor") is a small span of text that will direct you to a different section in the page, or to a different page. To create a link, you will need to specify where you would like the user to be directed to when the link is clicked by specifying the href attribute.

For example:

<a href="https://www.google.com">A link to Google</a>

To create a link to a different section in the same page, you will need to use a hash sign along with the element ID to where you would like the browser to jump to. For example:

<a href="#faq">Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions</p>

The element ID is denoted using the id attribute:

<h3 id="faq">Frequently asked questions</h3>
<p>The first rule about fight club is that you do not talk about fight club.</p>

Let's try it out:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
    </head>
    <body>
        <h1>My First Page</h1>
        <p>This is my first page.</p>
        <a href="#faq">Click here to read the Frequently Asked Questions</a>
        <hr/>
        <h3 id="faq">Frequently asked questions</h3>
        <p>The first rule about fight club is that you do not talk about fight club.</p>
        <p>However, if you do have questions, please e-mail me at [email protected]</p>

    </body>
</html>

Exercise

This page does not have an exercise yet. You are welcome to contribute one by sending me a pull request:

https://github.com/ronreiter/interactive-tutorials


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