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    How do I turn a banner or picture into a hyperlink?
    I know I have to add my URL to it but how & where do I do this?
    I've been looking on the NET but I'm not understanding. I need it in 'don't-know-how-to-do-this-stuff' language.

    I was asked to put a banner on a website but can't 'til I have a workable banner.
     
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    Can't you put your banner image inside regular HTML hyperlink tags?

    <a href="theURLyouwantyourbannertopointat"> <img src="theURLofyourbanner"> </a>
     
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    But where on my computer do I create this? I have the banner saved to my desktop.
    In fact, here it is. I don't particularly like it; did it on one of those free banner sites. I think it makes me look like a used car salesman.
     
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    You need to upload it to a web server via FTP or upload it at imageshack.com
     
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    I may be misunderstanding you--perhaps you'l have to provide more background on what you're trying to accomplish.

    But I'll go with what I've got now.

    If you are adding this to your web page, open the page in your HTML editor and place it that way.

    OR, as i prefer it:

    Open your pge in "view source", save your web page as a text document using "save as", edit the text document with the banner, then save the edited text document as an HTML document.
     
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    No, this is a banner where I would send to another website so that they could place it on their site & I have a direct link to my site when they click on the banner.
     
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    I understand what you're saying, but why do I have to do it that way?
     
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    You should have an image directory for your web page already residing on server hosting it. You can place the banner image there.

    Then send a text file with
    <a href="theURLyouwantyourbannertopointat"><img src="theURLofyourbanner"></a>
    in it to this other site so they can do it up for you.
     
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    Loki, you are a godsend! I did it, I did it, I did it!

    I put the banner on photobucket but not only did the banner work, it had one of those boxes attached to it where you don't see the photo but you can click on it, and I couldn't get rid of that little box.

    So I went to my site like you said. And it worked. You're quite the smart fellow.
    Thank you soooo very much for helping me do this. You have NO idea just how confusing & frustrating something like this is for me. I really do appreciate it.

    Say, if you ever decide to get married near Cincy, give me a call. :)
     
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    You're more than welcome; the pleasure is all mine.
     

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