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Links

Links provide navigation throughout a website. When creating Links, keep this in mind:

  • Never create Links with the text "click here"; ADA compliance requires that links provide clear information about where the Link will take the user.
  • Make sure that Links to files include information about the file type (e.g., Academic Calendar).
  • Check External links regularly. Sites expire, change or become irrelevant.  There are many tools that scan a site for broken Links.
    http://www.websitegoodies.com/tools/linkcheck
  • Underlined should not be used other than to denote a Link.

Link to a Page or Document

Main content editor - Linking

  • Highlight the text.
  • Click Insert/Edit Link. The Insert/Edit Link window will appear.

Linking properties

Internal page (i.e., a page within the web site)

  • Select the Internal tab
  • Click the Browse icon
  • Navigate to the page to Link
  • Click Confirm
  • Click Insert

External page(i.e., a page outside of your web site)

  • Click the External tab
  • Type the full URL in the Link box (e.g., http://www.hartford.edu/provost/)
  • Click Insert 

If the Document needs to be Uploaded

Linking uploading files

  • Navigate to where the file is to be stored.
    Most sites should contain an "pdf" or a documents folder.
  • Select Upload under the Choose tab
  • Click the Browse button
  • Locate the file, select it
  • Click the Upload button
  • Click Confirm
  • Click Insert

Edit a Link

  • Highlight the existing Hyperlink
  • Click Insert/Edit Link icon
  • Make your changes
  • Click Insert

Email Link

Email Links are eternal Hyperlinks that link to an email address. When a user clicks an email Link, it opens an email program and puts the email address in the To: line (it can also insert a designated subject in the Subject: line).

To create a link to an email address, type mailto:email address (e.g., mailto: user@hartford.edu) in the Link box.

  • Click the External tab
  • Type mailto:email address (e.g., mailto: user@hartford.edu) in the Link box.
  • To add a Subject line add ?subject= to the end of the email address (e.g., mailto: user@hartford.edu?subject=Your%20Subject)

Instructions & Tips

Where "Your%20Subject" is typed you would add the subject you want added to the email. The "%20" represents a space (so on an email it would read: Your Subject).

  • Click Insert