Monday, July 4, 2016

Code Clips #1: Interactive Links with HTML


Hello, greetings, yes yes, shake hands, smiles all around. Good? Good.

Today I just want to share a little HTML tip that I find really helpful when blogging and commenting on other's blogs.

Ever see those people around the blogosphere who, instead of pasting the link of their blog in a comment as regular text, use whatever sorcery to actually make their blog name a link that you can clickity click? Today I shall teach you this sorcery.
Spoiler, its not actually sorcery, just a simple HTML tag that YOU can do! (Cue infomercial music)

Now many people already know about this (kudos to you, have a cookie) but I though I would put it out their for those who don't, so you can jump onto the fancy high tech link bandwagon because you know, we're in the 21st century now, we are the future!

Using this makes it easier for people to zip over to your blog through a comment you left, they may be interested but if they have to copy and paste a long rambling link (which is fairy difficult on mobile devices without a mouse) they might not visit and you could have lost a potential reader or friend.

When you write your comment, all you have to do is write this wherever you want your link to be.

<a href="POST LINK HERE"> NAME OF BLOG HERE </a>

When you use this its a good idea to use the preview button to see if it works before posting, it helps in avoiding the embarassing event that your link code doesn't work.

The "a" tag in HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is for a link and the "href" tells the code where in the internet the link should go to.

Make sense? No? Did you already know about this and am I just chittering to myself like a squirrely squirrel? Let me know in the comments below (hehe, it rhymes, that pleases me)

5 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to do this but I keep forgetting to! I'm gonna practice here lol :p

    The Lunar Descent

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    1. Aw yess! It worked xD I feel so accomplished!

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    2. Applause and confetti and whatnot!
      Congratulations, your life is complete!
      Thanks for stopping by

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  2. I actually already knew how to do this but still cool post! I usually use Easy Hyperlinks with is a really cool website that makes links.

    Nabila // Hot Town Cool Girl

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    1. You're just that cool you already know how to do it :)
      Thanks for the comment

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