FAQ: How do I make a link open in a new browser window?

A: Well, first of all, this can be done easily by your visitor if he wishes. All he has to do is right click on the link and choose "Open In New Window".

If we figure that you want to force this action for whatever reason, you can add TARGET="_blank" to the link...

Go to <A HREF="http://home.netscape.com/" TARGET="_blank">Netscape!</A>

There's more on targets in Frame Tutor.

Go to <A HREF="http://home.netscape.com/"><IMG SRC="chef.gif" WIDTH=130 HEIGHT=101 BORDER=0></A>

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One more note about links... It is perfectly acceptable to link to someones page(s) without asking. Links are what makes the Web the Web.

Now that you've learned how to make links, I'm going to tell you about one of my pet peeves. I hate searching for information on widgets and all I get are pages with 14 dozen LINKS to widget sites and nothing else. I follow some of those links and I get MORE LINKS to more widget link sites... but never any friggin widgets! :-(

If you're making a page, of course include links if you think it adds value, but try to refrain from having a page that consists of nothing more than links and links that link to even more links!

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