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!