TechTips #2

March 6, 2007 at 1:43 am | Posted in Technology | 1 Comment

Okay, so you may have read some posts or comments from the instructors or some of your classmates with hyperlinks in them. What’s a hyperlink? It basically is a shortcut to another website, blog, or file. Bloggers (people who blog) use hyperlinks to link back to blog posts or other resources they have read and are writing about. More importantly hyperlinking adds support to your writing. This is a new way to add resources to your writing. It also takes the research out of it for the rest of us, and we all thank you for that!

Here’s how to make your text a hyperlink. This requires a bit of HTML tags (not enough to make your an expert however). Look at the bottom of the comment area on the post you will be commenting on and you will see the following…

XHTML: <a href=”” title=””> <abbr title=””> <acronym title=””> <b> <blockquote cite=””> <cite> <code> <del datetime=””> <em> <i> <q cite=””> <strike> <strong>

To create a hyperlink you will need to bookend the web address with the the “<a href=””> and </a> tags. Here is how it used to hyperlink Wikipedia…

Enter the URL (web address without any spaces) between the quotes in the <a href= ” http:// wikipedia.org “> Wikipedia Hyperlink </a>.  The result will look like this <a href=”http://wikipedia.org”>Wikipedia Hyperlink</a>.

So go ahead and start hyperlinking. Use hyperlinking sparingly as some blogs (like this one) and websites filter the number of hyperlinks due to spam.

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  1. There are a few other HTML tags that may or may not work — this is a TEST:
    Italic italic
    Paragraph break
    Blinking textblinking
    New color
    preformatted text This is how I typed in my editor.

    Then I spaced for a paragraph in my editor.


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