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Create Text-Based Links in Dreamweaver 8

Chapter Description

In this lesson, you’ll develop the initial framework of the site structure by developing placeholders for the pages in the Yoga Sangha project site. You’ll link these pages together using Dreamweaver’s visual site-mapping tools to create a working test site. Creating this kind of framework through pages and links in a bare but functional version of the site can help you test the navigation that you have developed. Testing the proposed site structure before creating the design will help you catch fundamental problems at the beginning of development, enabling you to address them more efficiently.

What You Have Learned

In this lesson, you have:

  • Specified the default colors of links, visited links, and active links (pages 73–77)
  • Created text links to pages within the project site as well a link to an outside site (pages 77–81)
  • Created section folders and placeholder files (pages 82–88)
  • Learned to use the Files panel and site map to create and view links (pages 89–96)
  • Targeted a link to open in a new window (pages 96–97)
  • Inserted named anchors for each section of a document and linked the corresponding titles of those sections to each named anchor (pages 98–103)
  • Learned to create e-mail links automatically using the Insert bar and manually using the Property inspector’s Link text field (pages 104–106)