Welcome back to your HTML guide! We are delighted to be continuing this guide for HTML beginners! In our first post we covered the basics. We went through what HTML is – and what the letters actually stand for! – We spoke a little about how to get started, what programs you would need and we touched on a few basic terms! We ended on a quick tutorial on how to upload an image to your website! Today, we would like to continue along that tutorial vein by showing you how to attach a hyperlink! This is incredibly useful and incredibly easy.

How to add a hyperlink
The tags used in this quick and easy process are the <a> and the </a>. The former shows us the start position of the link. The latter denotes the end of the link. Whatever content you decide to include in-between these two points will work as a link! Genius right? The target of the link is added to the <a> tag using the href=”http://www.universalwebdesign.co.uk” setting.

This shows you how to make the word HELLO into a link to our wonderful website!

Click <a href=”http://www.universalwebdesign.co.uk”>HELLO</a> to get taken straight to us!

So, we specify the target in the <a href=” “>. Then all we do is add the text that we want to act as the link. Finally, adding an </a> tag indicates where the link ends. Voilà! You’ve added a hyperlink onto your webpage! And now there’s nowhere to go but up!

Stay tuned here for all things HTML. We will be bringing you new guides and or tutorials twice a month. They will start of simple, nice and easy! They will, as the months progress and our knowledge grows, get more complex, and therefore more useful, and more interesting! Do let us know what you think, or if there is anything specifically you would like us to cover, don’t hesitate to ask! We are online 24/7, at info@universalwebdesign.co.uk or on the phones on 01206 588 000

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