Chapter 6. Linking It Together

In This Chapter

  • Using internal links

  • Discovering how to use anchors

  • Linking to external documents, e-mail, and PDFs

  • Making sure that your links work

Links are a major and necessary component of any Web site. You must incorporate links on your Web site; this way your viewers can easily navigate throughout your site to get the information they're seeking. In this chapter, we show you how to add links easily and effectively with Dreamweaver.

The Basics of Linking

Links (also referred to as hyperlinks) are navigational aids; viewers click links to go to other Web pages, a downloadable resource file, an e-mail address, or a specific spot on a Web page (known as an anchor). As you create the first link from one of your Web pages to another, you've essentially created a Web site — it may be a small site, but it's a start. While you're still in the small site stage, here are a couple of things we recommend that you keep in mind as you add more pages and create more links, making your site ever bigger:

  • Essentially, there are two kinds of links: internal and external. Internal links connect viewers to other parts of your Web site; external links connect viewers to other pages or content outside your site. We show you how to create each kind of link in this chapter.

  • Before you start working with any pages that are to be linked, make sure that you've created a Dreamweaver site; this helps you locate local files to link to, and later you'll have the ability to check and ...

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