There must be a way to like to a specific graphic on a different page but I can’t seem to find it. I want to link the picture of the earrings on my homepage to the same picture on the earrings for sale page. I can link to the page fine but not to the actual item.
Add an Anchor to the picture that you want to be able to link to.
That will do what you want.
Click on the picture on the earrings for sale page, and choose Edit >
Anchor from the main menu to add the anchor. Name it something
memorable, but without any spaces or punctuation. Personally I stick
to lower-case letters between a and z.
Go back to your home page, and now when you are in the Hyperlink
dialog, you will see the anchor you just added become a possible
target once you select the earrings for sale page as the link.
On Feb 16, 2008, at 3:20 PM, PrairieGal wrote:
There must be a way to like to a specific graphic on a different
page but I can’t seem to find it. I want to link the picture of the
earrings on my homepage to the same picture on the earrings for
sale page. I can link to the page fine but not to the actual item.
Sometime around 16/2/08 (at 15:20 -0500) PrairieGal said:
I want to link the picture of the earrings on my homepage to the
same picture on the earrings for sale page. I can link to the page
fine but not to the actual item.
Normal HTML links can’t do that, but if you apply an anchor to your
graphic on a page then you can link to the page and then also to the
anchor reference on that page. The link will include the extra anchor
reference, and the user will be taken to that point on the page.
Select your Earring graphic, then choose Edit > Anchor.
Type an anchor name (stick to no spaces, it helps reliability in
browsers) and click OK.
Go to your other page, select the thing that’s to link to the
Earring page, and choose Edit > Hyperlink.
Select the page, then pick your anchor from the Anchor popup menu.
Try using the Publish Everything trick. Hold down the Control key,
and select Publish from the File menu. It turns into Publish
Everything. Then upload again. The target is properly added to the
URLs on your home page, but they are not there in your code of your
product catalog page. It seems that that page has not been uploaded
since you made the changes.
On Feb 16, 2008, at 8:16 PM, PrairieGal wrote:
It works perfectly in preview but not on the website.
Sometime around 17/2/08 (at 16:57 -0500) PrairieGal said:
Yes, I did that twice and deleted the browser cache each time. The
links still go to the correct page but not the item.
I just looked at the home page and the Amulet Bags page and couldn’t
see any sign of either an anchor or a link that points to an anchor.
Are you sure you followed the instructions carefully?
I also noticed that your links at the top of your pages seem to be
mixed so that each one has a few pixels either side that opens the
target in a new window. Got some doubling-up of your items there?
And finally, it is wise to put http:// in front of URLs. Many people
here read posts as email, and well-behaved email clients won’t assume
that something is meant to be a link without explicit instructions…
hence your www.beaded-baubles.com isn’t a hyperlink when I see it,
but http://www.beaded-baubles.com is. No biggie, but it does help
encourage people to go look.
The pictures on the home page are linked to the pictures on the item pages correctly I think. There are little anchors on the item pictures and blue balls on the home page. When I right click “follow link” it goes to the correct picture.
I’m not sure what you mean about the links at the top of the page being mixed. Do you mean the navigation links?
Thanks for the tip about the web address.
I can post screen shots if that would help you see what I’m seeing.
Sometime around 17/2/08 (at 17:23 -0500) PrairieGal said:
The pictures on the home page are linked to the pictures on the item
pages correctly I think. There are little anchors on the item
pictures and blue balls on the home page.
When you select one of those links on the home page and open the Edit
Hyperlink window, is an anchor selected in the Anchor menu?
I’m not sure what you mean about the links at the top of the page
being mixed. Do you mean the navigation links?
Yep. Look at your site in Safari, and make sure the Status bar is
showing at the bottom of the browser window. (Choose View > Show
Status Bar if necessary.)
Now point at one of your navigation links. See the destination shown
in the Status bar? Move the cursor slowly across your links, watching
the Status bar. See how you get the occasional ‘in a new window’
shown as you move around?
You can use this to check your links for anchor references too. Point
at a link that has been given an anchor, and after the regular URL
you’ll see a hash (#) symbol followed by the anchor name. See the
Register Now link at http://www.publishinginnovation.com/ for an
Sometime around 17/2/08 (at 18:11 -0500) PrairieGal said:
I linked the graphics in the home folder but not in the master that
has the same pictures. Could that be why the links don’t work?
Should I go into the Master pages and link them there as well?
In situations like this, where master page navigation items have been
accidentally altered on individual pages, I sometimes delete them
from all regular pages, then go to the master page and cut and paste
them back. And make sure you don’t have doubled-up items. And remove
your links, to simplify things.
This puts an entirely fresh set onto the master page, and hence onto
all pages based on that master. THEN set up the links with anchors
there on the master.
This cut-paste-unlink-relink process isn’t necessary to set up anchor
links, but I think you do have a confusing setup right now.
You could select individual buttons and reconnect them to their
master page originals, using the checkboxes in the Inspector palette,
but the process I’ve shown here is a good wholesale fix.
I deleted all the graphics as suggested above. Then I set them up on the master and re-linked them. Then I saved everything, published everything (holding down the control key), and uploaded everything to the server. I opened safari and emptied the cache and went to the website . . . same result . . . the link goes to the correct page but not the image.
It works perfectly in preview and the links show up correctly in the browser status bar but it will not go to the image.
Sometime around 18/2/08 (at 15:21 -0500) PrairieGal said:
How do I send you the picture?
I was thinking that you could put it onto your web space, but perhaps
it is better if you email it to me! If you look me up in the Freewaytalk.net site you’ll see my contact email. And if you read
this list/forum by email you’ll have that info already.