Chapter 4. Links
The humble hyperlink may not raise eyebrows anymore, but the notion that you
can navigate a whole sea of information, jumping from one island of information
to another with a simple click, is a very recent and powerful invention.
Interested in a particular band? Go to
, type in the band's name, click to
go to its Web site, click to go to the page that lists its upcoming gigs, click to go to the
Web site for the club where the band's currently playing, and click to buy tickets.
Although links are a basic part of building pages, and although Dreamweaver, for the
most part, shields you from their complexities, they can be tricky to understand. The
following section provides a brief overview of links, including some of the technical
distinctions between the different types. If you already understand links, or are just
eager to start using Dreamweaver, jump to "Adding a Link" on (Section 4.2).