Using links and images in HTML



Links allow you to direct the user to different pages on your site, or to different sites on the internet.

Links use the <a> tag and href attribute in order to work. An example of linking to google is

<a href="">Google</a>

If you want to link to a page in your site, include all the link after your domain, including the slash. For example, if you look at the address bar for this page it says, so all you need to include is /learn_code/HTML/4-Links like this

<a href="/learn_code/HTML/4-Links">Links</a>

If you instead want to link relative to where you are, start the URL with a dot. For example, if there was a page under this one called relative, using the link

<a href="./relative">Links</a>

would link there.


Images are inserted into HTML using the <img> tag The source of the image is passed in using the src attribute, like in the following example

<img src="image.png" alt="Image description" />

alt is provided for if the image can’t be found and for accessibility. An example of why it might not be found is that you are using an image from a remote site and the site has gone down.

As for accessibility, people who use screen readers will be read the alt text, so it is important for them that it is descriptive.