Links & Link Options

By definition, a LINK is a word (or group of words) or a picture that serves as a cross-reference to connect to a related web page or image. Also called hotlink and/or hyper link. You clicked on a "link" that opened this page.

An UNVISITED LINK is a page or picture your site visitor has visited yet.

A VISITED LINK is a page or picture your site visitor has already visited.

An ACTIVE LINK is the color for when your site visitor is actually clicking on a link (when the mouse key is pressed down)

Finally, a HOVER-OVER LINK or ROLL-OVER LINK is similar to an active link, but a change occurs when you site visitor moves their cursor over a link (no need to click on the link to see the change).

Now that you know what a link is, we want to explain the different TYPES of links that can be used on your web site:

  • Simple Text Link - A simple text link is a word (or group of words) that is underlined and colored the world wide web default colors: unvisited links are blue (#0000FF), visited links are purple (#800080), and active link are red (#FF0000). ~Click here for an Example~.
  • Custom Text Link - Many people do not like the default colors of simple text links. Most clients want custom link colors that match the colors of their logo or other site colors. Custom Text Links are the same thing as Simple Text Link, minus the default colors. Custom text links allows you (or our designers) to specify the link colors (link, unvisited link, visited link, and active link) to match the colors of your custom web site. ~Click here for an Example~.
  • Custom Text Links with Hover - Custom text links become more advanced with a hover effect....opposed to only changing colors when your visitor clicks on your link, the hover effect makes the link pop out by changing color when you site visitor moves his cursor over your links! ~Click here for an Example~.
  • Roll-Over Links - Element (such as an image) can be used as a link. By themselves, an image can not change, but if a link is created with a roll-over effect, the image can change to a different image when your site visitor moves his cursor over the link. ~Click here for an Example~.

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