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Links

Overview

Textual links (and surrounding context, if necessary) or graphical links with text embedded (which must be included in the alternative text) should be written in active voice, typically using a call-to-action. Do not use the web address as the link text. (See Link Accessibility)

If you are linking to external content, be sure it is safe for you and others to use and does not expose confidential information accidentally to the public audience viewing the Tarleton website. (See Privacy, Safety, and Security)

Examples

Email Addresses
Phone Numbers
Calendar Links
Virtual Tour Links
Common Links
Degree Links

Internal vs. External

Internal Links

This is pretty much a link to any asset(Page, File, Image), located anywhere within Cascade. This promotes reusability (or the lack of duplicated content which confuses users searching our website).

When you have selected the image or text you can add or modify the link, by clicking the Chain Link icon, a pop up box then appears. Select Internal for the Link Source to link to a webpage that lives in Cascade.

This pops up the Link box option (to Choose File, Page, or Link). Clicking on this will open a search feature on the right side to help you find the asset you want, with the following options:

  • Recent: lets you look through your recent history
  • Browse: lets you look through all the Sites and their folders for your asset
  • Upload: lets you add a new File on the fly, which you can put in the appropriate Placement Folder

External Links

You can link to something outside of Cascade - Tarleton(e.g. an external website, email address, phone number, degree search listing, calendar event) as an External Link.

When you have selected the image or text you can add or modify the link, by clicking the Chain Link icon, a pop up box then appears. Select External for the Link Source to look inside Cascade.

This pops up the Link text field box where you can type in or paste the link you copied.

Typically, you should be copying and pasting a page you see on a browser into this field in Cascade, however, at times you'll need to type things out:

  • Email, in particular, requires you to start off with a specific URI scheme: mailto:
  • All Tarleton webpages that you cannot access from within Cascade should be secure, using the URI scheme: https://