Anchoring

Anchoring is a simple process that is the equivalent of teleporting. This process is used all throughout the web allowing users to skip to a certain part of website, when they do not want to wade through the rest of the content that does not concern the user. Anchoring is most famously seen on Wikipedia pages allowing users to go to different sub divisions of the main topic. This phenomenon is also commonly used to allow the navigation of a page to either the top or the bottom  with one click of the mouse. Another potential use of anchoring is allowing the users to skip directly to the media as opposed to them reading throughout the text that proceeds it.In HTML terms this is actually one of the easiest procedures that can be used, and it requires no use of css style sheet.

The first step in creating an anchor is typing the line <a name=”(This will be the name of the link that you will use later)”></a>.

You want to type this part where you want your page to return after clicking the link. I choose Top because it will return you back up here.

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The next step is putting <a href=”(and the keyword used in the first anchor point)”>(then the link word to the anchor)</a> and allows the user to surround the tag with any necessary text.

This ultimately connects the chain between the two actions, and allows flawless travel from one part of the page to the next.

 

 

 

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