Ever wanted to link to a certain part of a web page?
This is called an anchor text and is really easy to add. Linking to anchors is a lot like normal links. Normal links always point to the top of a page. Anchors links point to a place in a page.
A # symbol goes in front of a link location and specifies that the link is pointing to an anchor (a specific place) on a page.
To create an anchor link you need to:
1. Create a link pointing to an anchor.
2. Create the anchor on the page.
An anchor is created using an tag.
If you want to create an anchor called plans2 (any term is o.k.), you just add the code line below where you want the anchor to be:
After you add this, you make a link that points to the anchor using the normal type tag, for example:
Click here for plans.
When you link to an anchor on a page you need to put a # symbol in front of the anchor link.
When you link to an anchor on the same page, simply enter
When you link to an anchor on an external page you use this syntax:
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Anchors are normally used on larger pages but even a short anchor can help guide a customer to find what they are looking for easier. You don’t want to get crazy here as with all web design the easier for the visitor the better. I find the balance is to have the needed information and professional image you want to show vs. the simplest website possible. Anytime you can maintain the function and professional look without something on the website than get rid of it or move it to another location not in the main part of the website.