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What is an absolute link?
It points to the exact location of a file or webpage
A link in a website
It points to an image in a webpage
What is the main problem with absolute links?
It is difficult identify them as a link
If the file is moved (eg to the exam board's server) then the link will not work
It is difficult to identify the image as a link
What is a relative link?
It points to where the file you want to link to is saved
The location of the file or webpage is relative to your current location
A image that is hyperlinked to another web page
Why use relative links?
They are quicker to type
It is difficult to identify them as a link
Files can be moved from a local system (your school server) to another server (the examination board) and any links will still work
Why is it important to try out your website on different networks?
So you can show it to your teacher
So you can check all the links work as intended
So you have a backup copy
What is HTML?
It is a computer language that is used to make web pages
It is the background colour on web pages
It is a web authoring software package
What does HTML stand for?
High Text Making Language
HyperText Markup Linguistics
HyperText Markup Language
Identify the web authoring software package:
What are the two main image formats for web images?
PSD and PNG
JPEG and TIFF
JPEG and GIF
Why is it important to save the images as JPEGs or GIFs?
Reduces the file size
Includes more detail and colours
The look of the image will not be affected