How Do You Do That?

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  1. cllggrl macrumors newbie

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    #1
    This might be very rudimentary to you folks but...

    I'm trying to put two links at the end of this video that I am making for online fundraising. I just don't want to put the entire web address in there. I would like to sum it all up in two words, "click here" I just don't know how to do that.

    All I would like is the code to do it. I know I should probably start becoming familiar with html, but I just need a quick code for right now. I tried the

    <a href="URL"<click here></a>

    But, it doesn't seem to be working. What am I doing wrong?

    THANKS!

    -Sarah
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, first, you're missing the > closing symbol after the url.
    It should look like this:

    <a href="http://google.com">Click me</a>

    Which format and program are you using to create it?
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Here's some correct and working syntax...

    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" >click here</a>
    This would be the correct format for a basic link

    --

    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" >click here</a>
    This one forces the link to open in a new window/tab
    (depends on the browser and settings)

    --

    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_self" >click here</a>
    This one forces the link to open in a same window/tab
    (depends on the browser and settings)

    --

    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_self" >click here</a>
    This one forces the link to open in a same window/tab
    (depends on the browser and settings)

    --

    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_self" ><img src="http://example.com/some_image.jpg"></a>
    This one makes the the image called "some_image.jpg" into a link,
    it'll to open in a same window/tab. (depends on the browser and settings)


    oops... pasting error. ><
     
  4. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank" />click here</a>
    I'm thinking that terminating a tag when you're still within the tag. (e.g. the /> before the click here) is not correct, whereas the </a> is the correct terminator according to xhtml.

    Shouldnt that read as
    Code:
     <a href="http://example.com" target="_blank">click here</a>
    Correct me if I"m wrong?
     
  5. splashtech macrumors regular

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    You are correct. Those code samples were wrong.
     
  6. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Yeah.. sorry about that, I pasted in the tags cause i was a little lazy to type, i've corrected them now. Guess i'm only human. :rolleyes:
     
  7. cllggrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I tried every single code and nothing is working.

    I'm sorry... this is so new to me. Format and program? I'm just trying to do it on the internet. Am I supposed to be using some kind of program?

    I just bought my apple notebook a few weeks ago.

    -Sarah
     
  8. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Are you actually trying to insert the link into the video? Depending on what kind of video you may not be able to do this. An alternative would be to place the link underneath the video.
     
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Alternatively, you can do it with flash video (.flv) but you'll need a working copy of flash and some basic knowledge.. might take a little bit of time to complete too. Converting .xxx to .flv also takes time, especially if you want to keep the quality to optimal level, also conversion time will vary according to your source encoding and size of your file.. but not impossible.
     
  10. cllggrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would ultimately like to insert the link to the video, but I have not attempted to do so yet. So far, I have just been emailing myself the "practice links" and nothing has been working.

    I'm doing the video through photobucket. What should I do to make this easier for me?

    Would it be better to go through youtube or something?

    I've never done this before... I DO appreciate all of your help.

    -Sarah
     
  11. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Your email client is probably isn't setup for entering HTML markup. What client are you using? Most have an option under the menu to insert a link.

    Ultimately is the video going to be embedded in a webpage or an email?
     
  12. cllggrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    the video your making or have made... is it a quicktime movie?
    I'm asking because different types of movie files have different abilities.
     
  14. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

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    Have you actually been able to embed the video or just attach it? Either way, adding a link should be easy. Yahoo webmail probably has a link icon the in formatting section that you can use to add a link. alternatively you could just paste URL and it would probably be converted into a clickable link for you.
     
  15. cllggrl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually, what I was trying to do was to put a link at the end of the video... inside the video itself. The video I made is through photobucket.com. But I don't know how to make an entire web address into two simple words, "click here". So the question that I was wondering was how to do that. But it seems to be really complicated.

    I was practicing the codes myself on my email to see if it works because whether or not it goes at the end of my video, it would be good for me to know how to do that. But the codes are not working. I can copy and paste the web address into my email and yahoo does make it a link, but I just wanted to make the link into the words that I wanted to use.

    I have had friends email me things with links that just say "click here" and that's all I wanted to learn how to do. Is it possible that photobucket.com does not allow this kind of code? Should I attempt to make a video elsewhere? Would it work if I did that?

    Thanks for your help, guys.
     
  16. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I don't think you can make a clickable link inside the video itself. You can make the entire video window clickable to go to the URL of your choice but you cannnot have a separate field inside the video to go there at the end. (it would be clickable the entire time, if that makes sense) Works in the same way an image thumbnail is clickable to the larger image.

    I am not 100% certain of the coding to do this however. I don't want to give you the wrong ones.
     

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