A Tag With Href Attributes Lab

Problem Statement

We've got our HTML tags and we've got our HTML tag attributes. How do we use them together? We can figure it out by exploring the a tag and creating a link.

Objectives

  1. Code an anchor tag that defines an HTML hyperlink

Open index.html in your text editor. Add an a tag with the inner text (the text between the <a> tag and the </a> tag) of Flatiron School anywhere in the file. Then set the href attribute of your new link element to https://flatironschool.com.

You can run the tests with this lab via learn. Make sure you save the file before running the test suite. Failing tests will provide helpful error messages that you can use to debug your code — read them closely for hints!

Viewing Your Work in the Browser

While working through these assignments, your general workflow should center on writing code in the text editor and periodically running the test suite in the terminal to check your work.

Another great way to track your progress is to open up the HTML document in your browser and watch how each change you make in the text editor affects the visual layout in the browser. Do that by running the httpserver command in the browser and then copying the URL from the terminal and then pasting that into your web browser followed by the path to the file you want to view.

Once you have the HTML document open in your browser, you can make changes to it in the text editor, save the file, refresh the page in the browser, and see the changes instantly.

Resources

Conclusion

Here we saw how an attribute helps the a tag do its job, which is to link to another location. Now we can go on to explore some additional HTML tags.

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