Chapter 6: Linking It Together
In This Chapter
Discovering how to use anchors
Linking to external documents, e-mail messages, and PDF files
Making sure that your links work
Links are a major and necessary mechanism of any website. You must incorporate links on your website; this way, viewers can easily navigate between pages and areas of your site to find the information they’re seeking. In this chapter, we show you how to add links easily and effectively in Dreamweaver.
The Basics of Linking
Links, or hyperlinks are navigational aids; viewers click links to visit other web pages, to download a file, to open an e-mail address, or jump to a specific spot on a web page (known more accurately as an anchor). As you create the first link from one of your web pages to another, you’ve essentially created a website — 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 recommendations to keep in mind as you add more pages and create more links, making your site even bigger:
Two kinds of links exist:
• Internal links ...