written by: jonholder
The term “hyperlink” was created by Ted Nelson. His first project was named “Xanadu”. Ted was inspired by “As We May Think”, a popular essay in 1945. He was amazed at how you could link two pages of information into a “trail” of related information.
A hyperlink is a piece of text or graphic in an internet web page that connect readers to another web-page. If you were to go to any internet web page you will find hyperlinks. Hyperlinks come in different colours some are blue and some are red. Depending on the web designer he could make all of his hyperlinks purple. Hyperlinks show up as a single word or maybe group of words.
The purpose of the hyperlink is to provide a handy reference point for the sole purpose of coding. The author will provide a hyperlink or two so their readers can copy and paste the code into their web documents. Hyperlinks are clearly marked for the purpose to be directed to more sources within a web-page. If an author wanted to cite their sources so that you can reference the source. Some authors will cite the source in hyperlink format.
Types of links
An in-line link displays remote content and there isn’t any embedded content. In-line links are closely related to having the flexibility of accessing information with or without selecting the link. In-line links are primarily used for thumbnail, cropped images, low-resolution preview or to magnify sections. The on demand feature allows smaller file sizes and quicker response to changes and in this case rearranging a page layout.
An anchor link connects itself to a part of a document. Certain hot area’s in an image irregular part of an image or could be designated. For example, a picture on a dating website may have a hyperlink to further information about the individual. The invisible area allows swapping labels within a hot area without embedded links.
The legal hyperlink
Hyper-linking among web pages are an intrinsic feature, but some websites object to being linked by other websites. Some websites require that you request permission before linking information to their website. These are called deep links and deep links will not allow a site owner to place content somewhere else. In certain jurisdictions hyperlinks are not considered references or citations but are devices for copying web pages.
Be in the Know… Hyperlink Code, written by: jonholder