Hello,
how do you add a custom button to a webpage and link it to another page? ANother question is how can you make the button rollover when someone's mouse is over the button and when they click the button? Would I need javascript?
Thanks

To create a button, use the "input" tag, with the type attribute set to "button": <input type="button" id="myButton" /> To make it perform an action, including navigating to another site, code the "onclick" attribute. The value will be a JavaScript function you've written and included elsewhere in the document (in the HEAD section, within SCRIPT tags), or will be inline JavaScript itself:

<input
   type ="buttton"
   id = "myButton"
   onclick="self.location='destination_page.html';" />

However, might I suggest another technique entirely? Use standard hyperlinks. Using CSS, you can make them look and behave exactly like buttons, with no JavaScript.

<html>
<head>
<style type="text/css">
a:link, a:visited
{
  float: left;
  margin: 2px 5px 2px 5px;
  padding: 2px;
  width: 100px;
  border-top: 1px solid #cccccc;
  border-bottom: 1px solid black;
  border-left: 1px solid #cccccc;
  border-right: 1px solid black;
  background: #cccccc;
  text-align: center;
  text-decoration: none;
  font: normal 10px Verdana;
  color: black;
}

a:hover
{
  background: #eeeeee;
}

a:active
{
  border-bottom: 1px solid #eeeeee;
  border-top: 1px solid black;
  border-right: 1px solid #eeeeee;
  border-left: 1px solid black;
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<a href="#">Button 1</a><a href="#">Button 2</a><a href="#">Button 3</a>
</body>
</html>

Replace the "#" sign in the href tags, with the actual URL of the target page.

This technique will accomplish all your stated goals.

What about doing it without javascript. Like i have a button that I made, how can I put that on my page, and make it go to another page. Do you use </button> tags, and if you can how would you set the image as the button?
I like the css version, very clever.
Thanks

Buttons are made with <form> tags. in it, you specify the destinations when it's presses. As for as rollovers, yes, there are custom bottons in javascript you can use.

No, no no. Read the first part of my first reply. Buttons are made with "input" tags, and can be made to perform navigation tasks with the "onclick" attributes. Re-read the first part of my first reply.

I found a solution without using javascript:

<p><a href="#"><img src="some_image" width="150" height="50" border="0" id="button"/></a></p>

But that isn't a button... that's an image within a hyperlink. :)

Yes, if you want a hyperlinked image, you simply... make a hyperlinked image. :rolleyes:

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