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HTML How to Make a Website Creating HTML Content Organize with Unordered Lists

2,398 Points

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Hey I am a little confused about the use of anchor element here. Could anyone explain it further for me? When and how to use this element and what does href for? Such as this line< a href ="index.html"> </a> Thank you so much for your help!!!

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

Hi there.

The anchor tag <a></a> should go inside the list item elements of an unordered list. It's the element for creating hyperlinks so you can link pages together.

So it's an anchor element that does inside list item element (i.e. a child of a list item element) which is a child of an unordered list element.

Hope this helps :)

Mike Schaming
Mike Schaming
13,925 Points


In addition to the info Jonathan provided, the href stands for Hypertext Reference-

In your code, the anchor will take users back to the index.html page. This is handy if they are navigating around other pages And want to return home.

Take care-