This is a tutorial from the HTML Fundamentals Class I taught at Clark College in Summer 2012. It applies to HTML and WordPress.
There are five basic forms of links on a web page.
Links are the gateway to the web, the interconnected parts of the web that allows a web user to easily move from document to document.
A link consists of the following HTML tag structure.
<a title="Link to article title." href="http://example.com/article.html">Anchor Text</a>
a:The HTML Anchor tag.
title:It is required by US federal law and international law that all links have a descriptive title property. The value text must describe the destination link in a way that will inform the user of what the destination material is about and help them decide to click through. It should be no more than a few words and written in sentence form, a simple instructional form such as “Link to article on links.” This is read out loud by screen readers.
href:The Hypertext Reference is the destination link. In general, it is typically an absolute link written with the full http: address such as
- Anchor Text: This is the text which the HTML Anchor tag wraps around. It is the visible element of the tag on the web page.