To maintain an offsite link, select the option titled
'Links page'. You'll see a menu that shows your existing links:
Use the buttons to add, change and delete links as you
wish. The remove button will completely remove a link from
your page. The add button allows you to add a new link,
and the update button allows you to change the image, title,
description or reference of an existing link. When you chose
the option to add or update a link, you'll see a page that looks like
You can enter the title for a link, an image
(optional), the URL that the link should point to and a short description.
You can include an image with your link. The
images are sized automatically when they're uploaded, so it does not
matter what size they start out to be.
To include an image, it must be located on your desktop;
you'll need to browse it from there.
Most people use the links image as a thumbnail. The
maximum dimensions of the image are 72x72 pixels. We maintain the aspect
ratio of the image when we size it, so if you start out with a square
image, you'll end up with a square image. A common error, however, is to
use a banner. The standard size of a banner is 468x60 pixels. After we
size the maximum dimension (468 pixels) to 72 pixels (a division factor of 6.5), the other
dimension is going to be about 9 pixels. At this size, most images are
incomprehensible. Because of this, you should NOT plan on using a banner
as a thumbnail on a link; pick an image that is more square.
The title length is 128 characters.
HTML is not permitted in the description or link URL
fields (since we are generating HTML links from this, allowing HTML would
really, REALLY mess up the output).
All changes to your links are immediately effective, there
is no need to update your pages after changing your links.
CAUTION: Not everyone who
wants a link to your site is a friend and some may be hijackers who try and get you
to insert malicious code on your site. Do NOT link any
site unless you are familiar with it. After you add a link, try it
to make sure its really something you want associated with your site.
Particularly, be wary of pages have names that end in anything other
than .html, .htm or .asp. Be particularly wary of sites that try to
get you to add code that contains the string "