STAFFWRITER: Mary Mussette a.k.a Mary Jimenez 09/19/2009
When you are developing your website there are things that you will need, such as a wonderful structure and some attractive graphics. However, a website is much more than a display of only wonderful and attractive things; your website is also a place where internet surfers usually go to get some history and background as well as additional information on any given subject.
The right information will allow you to round up the information and the overall presence that you want your website to have. With this in mind, it is important that you make the most out of the information that you have and that you are presenting on our website to all and any potential surfers; though it is important that you make the proper use of the resources you have to acquire the information that you will b putting on your website.
For instance, if you are making on a scholar or literary website it will be a good idea that you have a “reference” page embedded on your website so that you will be able to make the proper source reference and give your surfers and visitors the proper guidance to your content.
Of course, using books and newspapers mean that you will have to take a substantial amount of time from your daily activities to review, research, clip and post the information on your website. Naturally, when you are setting up your website, whether it is a personal project or a website that is intended for business you will probably do not have the time you could use to waste in the research and information gathering information.
Therefore, one of the alternatives that you as a webmaster has to gain the information as well as the resources that you can use is to use the different search engines that are available on the Internet. Through the internet you will have a better chance at getting the information that you are seeking to have and get it in a lower window time than doing the research on the local library or newspaper archive.
Sometimes there are web sites that are able to provide you with a number of correct facts that can help you gather and elaborate the information that you are looking to have and present on your website as informational resources. Normally, the information that is available on the internet is “free-for-all” and it is only required that you comply with a gratitude link or acknowledge of authorship.
In these cases, it might be a good idea to embed a text link to the paragraph or at a specific or special point in the text, this link will help you make reference and give correct acknowledge to those who deserve it. In the case of text embedding, all you need to do is choose the word and replace it in the following formula: <a href=url that you are acknowledging>word that will be used</a>. However, when you are linking to a foreign site, there is no chance for you to use or create an anchor. These are limited to the connections inside your own web site and the pages that conform it.
For example, if you are thanking amazon for some service that they provided you the html thank you link would be: <a href=http://www.amazon.com>Amazon</a> and it would look like this: Amazon
If you are planning on using an image that is placed anywhere else in the internet, then you can insert the following HTML command in between the word or phrase that you are using as a recipient of the commands and that will be the link that you are setting up. The command for the image is <img src=url>
Since this is a location command, there is no need for a closing command. Now, one thing that is very important with this command is that you make sure that the image that you are using is working. If for whatever reason the owner of the image or web page it is located on, removes it, your link will fail.
Now, the HTML code with the image source should look like this:
<a href=http://www.amazon.com><img src=http://www.bookstore.co/books.jpg><a/>
This is easily done simply by inserting a link on your website page; links on web sites are the best way to fulfill both the gratitude link and/or acknowledge of authorship just the same. links on web sites will be placed in one of two different places: Inserted in the content that the website masters are trying to enhance or set up in a page for themselves so that the surfer can have an easy access without delays or problems.
Of course, links on web sites require some programming of their own, it is not just as simple as it is to “copy and paste”, as a webmaster you need to determine if the links on those web sites you took information from will open in a different window or tag. For example, if you program the internet access links to those pages that are your sources in a different window, that will allow your surfers to compare data and have a quick access back to your website, in case that they might need/want to do so. This is particularly useful if you are building a commercial website.
If you so decide to keep the links opening on the same window or tag, then your surfers might have problems getting back to your website, specially if they decide to browse around the new website (the one that you granted them access to through the internet access links).
Consider that these web sites will have links to other sites of their own, this is the whole process and idea of the “web”, so it might be a good idea to keep the internet access links to the web sites that are your sources or references as a new window or tag.
Doing the best programming in terms of links on web sites depends greatly on how into web links are you, this means that you might not want to deal a lot in the right appearance of the website link and only casually mention the website or authorship of the information that you are using.
Getting into web links does not require a deep knowledge of html or any other specific language, in general most “do-it-yourself” website building programs such as Dreamweaver, FrontPage and blue Voda have their own preset formatting codes, so it is just a matter of selecting the right color combination and that is about it.
Of course, if you are willing to take a bigger risk and leap and do the programming yourself, there are a number of cheat sheets online that will give you the specifications as well as other technical terms that you will have to use to make your website fully functional in terms of the links on web sites.
Such are the sources and the internet connection that were mentioned about at the beginning of this piece. Getting to develop your website with fully functional internet access links is not difficult, though it is indeed a matter of getting into web links and learning at least the very basics on the topic.
If you are not planning on doing a heavy research or spending time and effort doing research on your local library or newspaper archive facility, then searching the internet is not only a good idea but a lot easier to make reference to. Consider doing internet access links for web sites that are not your source of information, but also a good way to comment and enhance your own website, you will not be sorry that you took the time and created a webbing link (access to many different webs) through your own website page.