Create HTML Anchors

Create HTML AnchorsRead these free web design lessons about how to create HTML anchors using the text hyperlink system.

It’s Easy to Learn How to Make an HTML Anchor Hyperlink

How to create HTML anchors

You’ll learn how to make a link within web pages so that your viewers don’t have to scroll down to read Internet information.

Below you’ll find a special HTML code you can use to create links within your web design to other sections of that same page.

All About HTML Anchors

Have you ever wondered if what you know about designing an HTML anchor is correct?

Consider this tutorial and compare what you already know. This lesson hopefully will update you and help you to place HTML anchors on your new website.

It will show how to use them to organize pages to make visiting easier for your site visitors. But first, I’d like to explain a little about anchors and how you can use them to enhance your website.

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What are HTML Anchors?

Simply put, an anchor is a hyperlink that sends your reader to another section of the same web page as itself. Sound confusing?

Although links normally go to other sections of your web “site” or, even to another site all together, links can also be used to create special shortcuts within your web pages.

Here are just a few ways you can incorporate anchors into your web pages:

Use Anchors To Create Menus

1. You can use an anchor to create a menu on your page.

If you have a categorized section of your website such as a resources page or a products page where each category is very short in length, you can use anchors to make an HTML link to each category instead of making a new web page for each category.

2. You can use anchors as a “jump” ahead on your page for readers who are in a hurry, and wish to sign up for your offer or purchase your products.

For example, you may have a lengthy presentation that sells really well on your site, but there are always those readers who wish to get right to the price and buy!

For these type of readers, you can create an anchor that jumps to the product options on your web page and skips the lengthy presentation.

If you find yourself confused by what you’ve read to this point, don’t despair. Everything should be crystal clear by the time you finish.

3. Anchors can be used as a guide to your menu bar.

You may wish to lead your readers back to the menu bar of your page so they can visit other sections of your site.

You can use an anchor to link to your menu bar from anywhere on your web page.

4. And, finally, you can use an anchor to lead your visitors back to the top of your page.

Create a hyperlink to insert at various places in your page.

If you have a lengthy web page, this saves readers the time of scrolling all the way back to the top of your page.


Below is the HTML code for creating anchors – Select the destination you wish the link to take you to when clicked on and place this code with any name you’d like.

This will create an html anchor for your link.

<A NAME=”anyname”>anyname</A>

Create your link and make sure you use the same name as you used in your anchor:

<A HREF=”#Anyname”>Click Here</A>

Now that you know more about HTML anchor code, you can add more maneuverability to your long web posts.

I hope you enjoyed this HTML tutorial and please comment below if you want to add any advice, or just tell us if it was helpful! See you next time!

Create HTML Anchors