How to Make a Bookmark in HTML

by Daniel Hatter

One of the convenient codes in HTML, or Hypertext Markup Language, is the Bookmark tag. Also known as the Anchor tag, this code can be used to create links which, when clicked, will take the viewer to a bookmarked section of the same page. This can be quite useful in creating clean, organized Web pages and is not difficult to implement in existing pages. Making bookmarks in your HTML will make your Web pages far more navigable and easy to access.

Locate the text heading, title or page section name in your HTML document where you would like to insert a bookmark and click just to the left of it.

Type "<a name="Cool Tip">" into the spot where you clicked (replacing the text "Cool Tip" with your own name for the bookmark) and then type "</a>" after the text you want bookmarked. The final HTML bookmark should look something like this: "<a name="Cool Tip">Text Heading I Want Bookmarked</a>."

Locate the spot in your HTML document where you would like to insert the link to your new bookmark and click to move the cursor there.

Type "<a href="#Cool Tip">Text Heading I Bookmarked</a>" into the spot where you clicked (replacing the text "Cool Tip" with whatever you named your bookmark and the text "Text Heading I Bookmarked" with the text you'd like to show up in this clickable link) and save the HTML document. Your bookmark and the link to the bookmark are now active and ready for use.

About the Author

Daniel Hatter began writing professionally in 2008. His writing focuses on topics in computers, Web design, software development and technology. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in media and game development and information technology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.