Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.162.117.84

Forum Moderators: mack

Message Too Old, No Replies

Blue words

how to you put them in content?

     
5:33 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Oct 13, 2008
posts:25
votes: 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?
Thanks,
Julie
Village Idiot:-)
7:50 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 28, 2004
posts:7999
votes: 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]

9:50 pm on Oct 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 28, 2004
posts: 1786
votes: 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)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Oct 13, 2008
posts:25
votes: 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)

Administrator

WebmasterWorld Administrator phranque is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Aug 10, 2004
posts:10553
votes: 12


welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], Julie!
1:00 am on Oct 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Oct 13, 2008
posts:25
votes: 0


Phranque,
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)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member essex_boy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:May 19, 2003
posts:3174
votes: 2


When I saw the term 'Blue words' I thought you meant obscene... Doh !
1:29 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from GB 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member piatkow is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Apr 5, 2006
posts:3329
votes: 22


I was assuming that the thread would be about profanity filters.
5:39 pm on Oct 31, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Oct 13, 2008
posts:25
votes: 0


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