CSS: Links

One of the easiest things you can do to implement CSS on your web pages is to turn off the underlining beneath links. You can do this by adding the following text to the <HEAD> of your web pages:

        <STYLE type="text/css">
			A:link, A:visited, A:active 
                        {       text-decoration: none; }

Take a look at the Milton Review page.

Open up the file review.html in Notepad. Copy the CSS text above to your clipboard and paste the text anywhere between the <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags.

Now take another look at the Milton Review page. While the links have kept their color, the underline is gone.

Both Netscape and Microsoft have programs for web authors. In both cases, the first level of membership is awarded if you place the appropriate download button on one of your pages. With the first level of membership you have access to newsletters and some other information.

The next level of membership for both programs is available if you use one of a number of the newer technologies on your pages (in addition to meeting the criteria for level one membership). At level two of each program you have access to even more information plus some nice bonuses (Netscape will send you a CD each quarter with information on web development and the Netscape browser). If you were to use CSS to remove underlines on links for your pages, you would be eligible for the second level.

The third level of membership for Microsoft is restricted to businesses devoted to web design; for Netscape, level three comes with a $995 price tag.

Visit Netscape's Open Studio for more information on their program, and visit Microsoft's Site Builder Network for more information on theirs.