Links are a critical for effective design because they imply interaction as well as content. Links can be in multiple states, can be internal or external, and can be grouped into categories.
All of this information should be presented visually in your design.
a:link - a normal, unvisited link
a:visited - a link the user has visited
a:hover - a link when the user mouses over it
a:active - a link the moment it is clicked
It's common practice on the web to underline link text as a means of indicating a link. To toggle between underlined and not underlined, we use the text-decoration CSS property:
After you have completed the reading assignment, revisit your HTML pages and begin layering in some of the Design Principles discussed in class and in the book.
Create a horizontal navigation bar inside a <nav> element to navigate betwen your pages using a list styled with display:inline;
Create an <aside> element containing a verticle list with links to external sites, i.e. Yahoo, a favorite blog, ESPN, etc. Style it in such a way that it can be identified visually as an external link.
Inside an <article> element, add a headline and some paragraph text. Use padding to give the copy some space from the border of your <article> element.
Create gutters between your <nav>, <article> and <aside> elements using margins.
Use an image to create a dominant entry point for your users' eyes to begin scanning your page.