So, you want to make a Web Page!
Lesson 13

adapted from Joe Barta's tutorials at- PageTutor.com


If you don't already have one, be sure to create a new folder titled Lesson_13 in your HTML folder

Also, before you begin, you'll need to save the following files to your Lesson_13 folder

First, the color chart file

Next, click the following link and choose Save: word_document.doc save it as word_document.doc in your Lesson_13 folder


Now, create another simple HTML page. (don't forget the title)

<html> 
<head> 
<title>Lesson 13</title> 
</head> 
<body>
</body> 
</html>

FAQ: How do I link to a file so people can download it?

A: Simple, just link to it. Let's suppose you have a picture file or a Microsoft Word document that you would like to offer. Just link to them...

<body>

  <a href="color_chart.gif">Download the color chart</a><br>
<a href="word_document.doc">Download a word document</a>

</body>

  
          

 

FAQ: How do I make a link open in a new browser window?

A: Well, first of all, this can be done easily by your visitor if he wishes. All he has to do is right click on the link and choose "Open In New Window".

If we figure that you want to force this action for whatever reason, you can add target="_blank" to the link...

<body>
<a href="color_chart.gif" target="_blank">Download the color chart</a><br>
<a href="word_document.doc" target="_blank">Download a word document</a>
</body>

 

nn

Download the color chart
Download a word document

 

 

Blank targets will also work on regular ole' HTML files

<body>
<a href="color_chart.gif" target="_blank">Download the color chart</a><br>
<a href="word_document.doc" target="_blank">Download a word document</a>
<a href="http://www.cnn.com/" target="_blank">Click here</a>to go to CNN.com
</body>

nn

Download the color chart
Download a word document

Click here to go to CNN.com

 

 

"LINK INFORMATION" - IMPORTANT

One more note about links... It is perfectly acceptable to link to someone's web page(s) without asking. Links are what makes the Web the Web. Again, because this is a very common newbie misconception... if you want to link to another web page... just link to it. You don't have to ask permission, even if you really really feel like asking would just be the polite thing to do... it's just not necessary. Now, that said, it's NOT a good idea to link to someone else's media... such as images, movies or sounds.

Now that you've learned how to make links, I'm going to tell you about one of my pet peeves. I hate searching for information on widgets and all I get are pages with 14 dozen LINKS to widget sites and nothing else. I follow some of those links and I get MORE LINKS to more widget link sites... but never any friggin widgets!

If you're making a web site, of course include links if you think it adds value, but try to refrain from having a site that consists of nothing more than a bunch of links... especially links that link to even more links!

Ideally, in a good web site, to get TO anywhere FROM anywhere should never take more than 2 or 3 clicks of the mouse

 

Save as: Lesson_13.html in your HTML/Lesson_13 folder

On to Lesson 14