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Blue words
how to you put them in content?

 5:33 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'm a computer idiot. I have new website, built for me, and I need to write content to get spiders or crawlers to find my website, but how do you get words that you want to redirect to others places to be underlined and turn blue when you put arrow on them?
Village Idiot:-)



 7:50 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Welcome aboard pearlshoppe, this is known as an anchor, the element responsible for creating a hyperlink ("link"). It has many attributes, but the one you want is the href. You put the URL of the page you want to go to as a value:

<a href="some-page.html">Some Page</a>

Changing color on mouse-over is an inherent behavior in browsers, so you should have to do nothing for it to change color on mouse-over - however, if you have a particular color you want that is not the default color, you can apply a style to your links with CSS.

Complete reference and tutorials here [w3schools.com]

Corey Bryant

 9:50 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Hopefully the designer used styles. Usually, the hyperlinks will be underlined by default. You can add
a:link {color: #ff0000}
a:visited {color: #00ff00}
a:hover {color: #0000ff}
a:active {color: #0000ff}

to your style sheet and this will help to make sure that when you hover over they hyperlink, the hyperlink will turn blue.

If the hyperlinks are not underlined, or there are other styles, you might try something like
a:link {color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline}
a:visited {color: #00ff00}
a:hover {color: #0000ff}
a:active {color: #0000ff}

You can change the colors of course as needed.

If the above does not work, you might need to supply some of your source code to see if the style is being overwritten somewhere.


 9:53 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you so much. I joined yesterday and already have learned more here than reading books for two months. Fantastic site!


 11:12 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], Julie!


 1:00 am on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thank you! I hope my idiotic questions don't get me booted out of here. I"ve read so much I'm going crossed eyed:-) but it's worth it


 1:16 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

When I saw the term 'Blue words' I thought you meant obscene... Doh !


 1:29 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

I was assuming that the thread would be about profanity filters.


 5:39 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

You two sound dissapointed :-)Sorry my illiteracy in web lingo is showing.

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