A link is a connection to another
page. When you click on a link, your browser brings
you the connected web page. You've already used links; each arrow
that you've clicked on in this lesson was a link to the next page.
Links can take
many forms. Most links are text (letters and numbers).
Linked text is usually--but not always--underlined and a different color
Linked text will often change color after you've used it, to help you remember
which web pages you've already visited.
(pictures) can also be links. Some linked graphics are outlined to
show that they are links. Other linked graphics change when you move
your pointer over them to show that they're links.
The only sure
way to find out whether text or graphics are linked is to move your pointerover
them. If your pointer changes from an arrow into a hand, it's a link.
Move your pointer
over the links below, then click on one to continue.
Glossary of terms
used so far:
browser - A computer program that helps people
use the Internet.
click - To quickly press and release the left
drag - To move an onscreen object by putting
the pointer over it, holding the mouse button down, and moving the pointer.
Google Chrome - A browser.
graphics - Pictures.
HTTP - Hypertext Transfer Protocol; the way
computers communicate on the World Wide Web.
highlighted text - Text with a different background
color. This sentence
insertion point - A little blinking line that
shows you where the next letter you type will appear.
Internet Explorer - A browser.
link - A connection to another web page. (Sometimes
called a "hyperlink.")
location toolbar - The browser toolbar that
contains a text box.
navigation toolbar - The browser toolbar that
contains the "Back" and "Forward" buttons.
Mozilla Firefox - A browser. Firefox
is an updated version of Netscape Navigator.
pointer - The little arrow that moves around
the computer screen when the mouse is moved.
Safari - A browser.
scroll - To move a web page up and down on
the computer screen.
scroll bar - A bar that appears at the edge
of the computer screen when a web page is too large to fit on the screen.
slider - Part of a scroll bar; the box that
moves up and down as a web page is scrolled.
text - Letters and numbers.
text box - A white box that you can type things
toolbar - A group of tools to help you use
the Internet. Toolbars are part of a browser.
URL - The address of a web page. Pronounced
"earl," URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.
web page - A computer file that looks like
a printed page when viewed with a browser.
web site - A group of related web pages.
World Wide Web - The part of the Internet
that can be viewed with a browser.