Dreamweaver: Adding An E-Mail Link
One of the more basic yet important aspects of
a webpage is an e-mail link. Using an e-mail link will launch the
user's default e-mail program.
- Create with a new document
- Click Insert E-mail Link button on the Objects Palette.
The Insert E-mail Dialog Box.
- Now enter the text you want to be the e-mail link. For this
example I'll input "information". The text can be anything,
it's just a link.
In the e-mail field, enter the exact e-mail address: email@example.com
There is another way to insert the e-mail
link. I generally prefer this way. I find it easier to go back through
my document and highlight any text that will be used for e-mail
Type out any text you like. A sentence will do in our case: "For
more information click here."
Now, we'll make the "here" part the link that launches
Next, just click and drag to highlight the word "here".
For the final step, go up to the Properties Inspector and in the
Link field, type: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice the "mailto" in front
of the e-mail address. This is the same code generated from the
Insert E-mail Link.
If we look at the code generated you can
see how Dreamweaver handles the e-mail link. In both cases the same
HTML was generated.