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Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by dianadear, Jul 14, 2003.

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  1. dianadear

    dianadear Thread Starter

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    Hi: I'm not sure if I've got the right board or not...but, I can make banners - and I can put them up on my website - I just can't figure out how to offer people the code to link them back to my site. Do they download the image to their computer first? Is there a formula for this code? I'd like to do a banner exchange on my website and this would be so helpful. Thanks so much.
     
  2. putasolution

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    Dianadear,

    You need to insert the following html into the body of your webpage, in the location that you would like it to show

    &ampltA HREF="http://www.yourwebsite.com"&ampgt
    &ampltIMG SRC="yourbannerimage.jpg"&ampgt
    &amplt/A&ampgt



    Which when viewed in a browser, such as internet explorer, will show as the following:

    <A HREF="http://www.yourwebsite.com">
    <IMG SRC="yourwebsite.com/yourbannerimage.jpg">
    </A>


    Where
    http://www.yourwebsite.com is the url of your website
    and
    yourwebsite.com/yourbannerimage.jpg is the full pathname of your banner image file
    (don't forget the http:// bit)


    The viewer can then copy and paste into the body of their webpage
     
  3. dianadear

    dianadear Thread Starter

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    Thanks so much for this info - and let me get it straight - they can copy the pic of the banner itself and paste it onto their website? What if they need the html code - do I give them the first one? I saw a website with a banner exchange where they asked you to copy the image of the banner onto your hard drive then linked back to it but I didn't understand how that would also get you back to their website. Thanks again.
     
  4. putasolution

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    If you were to put the second bit of code into YOUR webpage
    then it would read it as HTML and therefore the viewer would only see a link to your website.

    So if you were to put <a href="http://forums.techguy.org">tech support guy</a> in to the body of a normal webpage, you would see tech support guy

    In order for your viewer/potential linker to see the html code as you would write it, you need to replace < with &amplt and > with &ampgt

    Save the attachment as an HTML file and you will see what I mean (ignore the &ltp&gt, that's just to split the two codes)

    Thanks to tech guy for lending me a gif ;)

    Personally I feel that if someone is good enough to link to my site, I would feel obliged to at least host the picture, it wouldn't take that much bandwidth if you kept the image small
     

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  5. dianadear

    dianadear Thread Starter

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    Thanks for this explanation - much clearer now to me...thanks for your time and patience. I really appreciate it. - Diana
     
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