This page contains explanations of
hyper links that are generally used. The explanations will be as I know
and use them. The first area will be a repeat of what is on the first
page. I have changed computer club link to reload this page.
First of all we will explain how hyper links work.
A hyper link is usually "highlighted
and underlined" text which when the left mouse button is
clicked on will take you to that particular Web page. The following
will be a hyper link to this page. What will happen is that this page
will reload. Example:
The following hyper link will take you to the message board. You can
click on this icon (small picture of envelope), notice when you
move your mouse over the icon, your pointer changes from a pointer to
a finger. Example:
Where is this going to take me.
When hyper links are moused over (move your
pointer over a hyper link) your pointer changes to a finger but
also in the text window at the bottom of your browser (Netscape,
Internet Explorer) it will display where you will go if you click
on the hyper link. Usually it will be a Web page (http://www.shopbricktown.com
) but it could also be an E-Mail link (mailto:anyname@AOL.com).
What happens when I click on the hyper link
If you click on a hyper link that leads to a Web page either locally,
(computer club is local) or on a different server,
(ShopJersey.com is on a different server) the
browser or computer looks to see if there is actually a page by that
name. If there is it will take you there, but if there's no page by
that name, it could do a number of things. One would display a 404 error,
meaning that you basically got to the server but there was no page by
that name. Or if the webmaster of that particular site set up a 404
redirect it would most likely take you to their front page. ie: shopbricktown.com
is set up this way. Or you might get a pop-up screen that would tell
you there is no DNS (Domain Name System) for that site. This means that
there is no domain name like that in the system.
If the hyper link was a mailto: or E-Mail link, and your browser
was configured properly, an E-Mail program would pop-up and start automatically.
It would fill in the E-Mail address that you were mailing to, and your
return E-Mail address and sometimes even fill in the subject matter.
Where at that time you would type in the content or body of your message
and press send.
Addresses of the Web Note you only need this
information if you type in Web page addresses
I could write pages about this subject. In short, a Web page address
usually is something like the following:
www.ShopBrickTown.com - www.shopbricktown.com - www.shopbricktown.com/green
All of the above Web Page addresses could be typed in the address
or location window box at the top of your browser.
The first one would lead to shopbricktown main page. The
second one would do the same. The third one would bring you to the Greenbriar
computer club page. /green is the name of the folder that I made for
all of the Greenbriar information.The www in all three means world wide
web. Shopbricktown is the domain name and the.com is reference to the
DNS. The most common DNS are .com-.net-.org-.gov.
If you looking at the first address you'll notice that capitalization
of S B T. I put that there to show you that in a domain name(www.shopbricktown.com)
there is no problem with case sensitivity. But this is not true with
folder names. Anything after "/" has to be typed in exactly
as seen. Also notice there are no spaces in between any of the words
this is also true in E-Mail addresses.
Their are very very few exceptions to these rules. Most of the
time if you get in error double check the address for the above rules.