Web guide
Web guide

This free course is available to start right now. Review the full course description and key learning outcomes and create an account and enrol if you want a free statement of participation.

Free course

Web guide

1.2 Looking at websites

1.2.1 How to recognise links

All websites contain links, or ‘hyperlinks’, to other pages. It is these interconnecting pages that create the web.

Many links are shown in underlined text, perhaps using a different colour from other text. Links may also change colour as you move your mouse across them. Clicking with the mouse on a link takes you to the linked page.

Sometimes when you use a link on a page it stays a different colour. This shows which links you have used.

As well as text, links can also be in the form of buttons, graphics, plain coloured text or parts of pictures.

When you move your mouse over a link, the arrow changes to a hand. On some pages where links are not obvious be prepared to move your mouse around to find them!

LDT101_9

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to university level study, find out more about the types of qualifications we offer, including our entry level Access courses and Certificates.

Not ready for University study then browse over 900 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus