When a website visitor clicks on a link, the browser changes to another page or executes an action. A supplemental feature of StudioLine provides a series of generated links (for example, Home or Next Page). The actual address of such links are automatically created by StudioLine once the project is published.
To create a link, select your object and go to Link under the Edit menu, or right-click on the selected object and go to Link in the context menu. A window will open which will allow you to choose what type of link you want to create, and to initiate those links.
Creates a link to another StudioLine page.
Use the Browse button to find the desired project or page. Then click 'ok'. Use the button Create Page for Link if the desired page hasn't been created yet. A new page will be created with the desired link embedded. If the page is taken offline, the link will be treated as if 'No Link' had been chosen.
Creates a link to an outside page, other project or to other resources.
Note: StudioLine does not verify or monitor the validity of external links. To ensure a seamless experiences, the web master should regularly monitor whether the links are remain valid.
This Link will open the email application of the visitor. Be sure to provide a valid email address and a subject.
These generated links are intended for pages in subfolders or for layouts that use Image Views.
As you can see, this window provides multiple options for navigation between pages and Image Views, allowing the user to spring from various points to other points and levels within the web page.
Not every Navigation object is utilized by every page. The unused objects become inactive and can be generated partially transparent.
These generated links are used for Layouts with Image Views. Detailed and automatically created Image View of this object are linked.
Creates a link to a predefined position or to a qualified object in a StudioLine page. The browser is prompted to open the page and to scroll to a specific place or object within a larger page of content. Place the Drop button onto an object of the target position. This establishes the page and target position.
Use the Page button to browse for the page to which you would like to establish a link.
Use the Target Position button to determine where on the page you want the target position to be. A drop down menu provides choices. Alternatively, you get to the Target Position in the context menu once you have selected an object on a page. The following window will open up and automatically name your targeted object.
Choose a file on your hard drive that will be published on the server under a specified URL. This option is for non-standard file formats, that will be downloaded by webpage visitors or that will require a browser plugin.
Allows you to link to a digital map. First the object or image must contain geotagging or location data so that it can send the browser to the digital map. You will not be able to verify the link until the page goes live.
This function can be used to specify browser actions including print a page, or close the browser, or to go forward or back.
This link allows one to place a link directly onto a selected image from the Image Archive.
Removes every link.
Normally pages are opened in the same browser window. By clicking the box and specifying in the Options window, you can dictate the parameters of the how the image is displayed in the new window. By leaving the name field empty, the linked page will always open in a new window.
If you reuse the same link name as for other links, these will all be displayed in the same window. The effects of the advanced options can be different from browser to browser. For example, Internet Explorer embeds the window borders, title list and other navigation elements together.
This feature reviews links for validity and correctness and enables general changes on all existing links in a project. Open the Verify Links tab under the Publish menu. The upper pane displays the list of URLs and email addresses embedded in the current web page with status indicators in front of them.
You can click on an individual link in the pane and then press Selection or you can simply have them all verified by choosing All. If you decide to change or delete a link, click on the Change Link button and the following window will open up. Here you can enter in the new URL or leave the field empty to delete the link.
Once the page has been published, you can also right-click on the link and go to the Follow Link tab to verify it.