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Creating Email Links and Web Links

When you first enter the Admin section of your site, there is a Web Site Help section (on left). Within this section is an area entitled Web Tools. You can use this area to make email & web links. The following is info on how to create links manually using HTML code.

Two types of links - This tutorial shows you how to format links manually by having you to install an email link to eteamz or a web link to ESPN. (We will be dealing only with textual links. Master these two basic skills, and later on you can figure out how to work with images as links; additional info is presented at the bottom of these pages.)

Email Link - a link that will open and allow you to send an email message to someone.
Web Link - a link to another web page, either one of your own pages or another web site.

Getting Started - There are some basic HTML (HyperText Markup Language) rules that need to be followed.
  • You will need to use both an opening tag (< >) and a closing tag (< / >).
  • We will be using characters such as colon ( : ), quotation marks (" "), forward slash ( / ), and equal sign ( = ).
  • Work carefully, as omitting them will cause your links not to work.
  • You will be entering the HTML code along with your regular text and uploading it.
Email Links
For this demonstration, we will be pretending to send an email message to eteamz, using a sample email address. On your eteamz site, your viewer will click on the words "Contact Us".

Two decisions - before you begin, you will need to know:
  1. Where is the email message going to be sent? (sample@eteamz.com)
  2. What will the text say to send them there? ("Contact Us")
    Note: You can have the words "Contact Us" stand alone, or you could incorporate them into a sentence.
Stand Alone:
  • Type the opening tag. <a href="mailto:">
  • Add the closing tag. </a>
  • Insert the email address between the colon and <a href="mailto:sample@eteamz.com"> the second quotation mark.
  • Insert the words ("Contact Us") that your viewer will click on to send the message to eteamz BETWEEN the opening and closing tags. This is the finished code as you would enter it: <a href="mailto:sample@eteamz.com">Contact Us</a>
Displays as: Contact Us

In a Sentence - to incorporate "Contact Us" in a sentence, it would be entered like this:

If you would like to also have a free sports site, <a href="mailto:theteam@eteamz.com">contact Us</a> for more information.

Displays as: If you would like to also have a sports site, Contact Us for more information.

Viewer Clicks - When your viewer clicks on contact eteamz in either of these two examples, their email program will open with an email window that is already addressed to eteamz.

Your Choice - The variable in both examples are the words that your viewer will click on to open the email window. They can be anything that you would like. For instance, in the above demonstration, instead of "Contact Us", you could use "email eteamz", or "Say hello to eteamz".

Web Links
For this demonstration, we will be sending your viewer to ESPN, using their main web site URL. On your eteamz site, your viewer will click on the words "Visit ESPN".

Two decisions - before you begin, you will need to know:
  1. What web page will you be sending someone to see? (http://www.espn.com)
  2. What will the text say to send them there? ("Visit ESPN")
    Note: You can have the words "Visit ESPN" stand alone, or you could incorporate them into a sentence.
Stand Alone:
  • Type the opening tag. <a href=" ">
  • Add the closing tag. </a>
  • Insert the web site URL address between the first and second set of quotation marks. <a href="http://www.eteamz.com">
  • Insert the words (Visit ESPN) that your viewer will click on to be sent to the ESPN home page BETWEEN the opening and closing tags. This is the finished code as you would enter it: <a href="http://www.espn.com">Visit ESPN</a>
Displays as: Visit ESPN

In a Sentence:

To incorporate "visit ESPN" in a sentence, it would be entered like this: Get the latest sports scores, please <a href="http://www.espn.com">visit ESPN</a>.

Displays as: Get the latest sports scores, please visit ESPN.

Shortcut Web Link Information
  • As the ESPN web site resides on a different server than the page to which you will be applying these links, you need to use the entire URL for ESPN, as we have done above.
  • However, because all of the eteamz sites are on the same server, (including your site and the eteamz main web site itself) any link to a page on the main eteamz site or any of your pages can be done with a slightly different, shorter, opening tag.
  • For example, if your site is called the "wildcats", your home page URL would be: http://www.eteamz.com/wildcats/
  • If, on your homepage, you want to create a link to your "News" page, the opening tag would merely be: <a href="/wildcats/news">News</a>
  • Compare it to the eteamz opening tag above to see the difference. Remember that ONLY the opening tag is different; the closing tag and the link text remain exactly the same.
Displays as: News (we used the general eteamz news page)

Creating a Link Using an Image
To create a link using an image (instead of text) put the HTML email or web link code around your image code.
  • Type email or web link code. Then place image code between the opening and ending tags. The image code is: <img src="" border="0">
  • Insert the image location (URL) between the first and second quotation marks within image code.
  • This is the finished code as you would enter it: <a href="http://www.eteamz.com/company/sites"><img src="http://www.eteamz.com/z/images/home/webpages5.gif" border="0"></a>
Displays as:



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