Providing links for your users to follow
1. Internal links
Your readers do not like surprises.
[ You can learn more on our "write for the web" guide about how to use internal links ]
Here again it is a good idea to guide your reader and let them know where they will be going. External links can be especially traumatic for your readers because they will be taken away from your website when they click an external link.
[ Click here to go to our write for the web website and learn more about links ]
Mail links are a way to put an email address into your website. When the mail link is clicked by readers the default mail client will open and be ready to send an email to the email address that you provide in the mail link.
To implement a mail link, select the text where you would like it to appear, click the 'email address' link button and enter the email address you would like to use.
Mail links are for specialized situations. Typically we recommend implementing a contact page into your website so that readers can contact you without you having to expose your email address. This will prevent spam.
The file link is a way for you to provide downloadable files for your readers. You might find a reason that you want to provide a document, a .pdf file, a picture or a music file.
There is a lot of different services providing space to store your files, like dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, ...
The external link button will help you create a link to your file.