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when you search anything in google, at the bottom of the page there is a Gooooooooogle. and the page number correspond to the word "o". i'm trying to understand that concept but i can't. could someone explain to me how they do it? i can get the page to display 1 2 3 4 5 but to do the word i can't think of the way to approach. thanks guys
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>> i can get the page to display 1 2 3 4 5 but to do the word
OK, but the links you currently have are really something like:
<a href="something.php?page=1">1</a><a href="something.php?page=1">2</a><a href="something.php?page=1">3</a>... 
The number between the <a></a> tags is irrelevant to your script. Your script only needs the number right after "page=".So what you can do is to define an array of letters:
$letters=array("","G","o","o","o","o","o","g","l","e"); 
and instead of printing 1, 2, 3 in between those <a> tags you would print:
$letters[$page]; 
echo "<a href='something.php?page=$page'>$letters[$page]</a>";

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but then they also have the number at the bottom. does that mean they do it twice? and what if the number of page is 100 how does it know what to letter to repeat
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>>but then they also have the number at the bottom.
They are creating an html table. Each td of that table has a background image. Withing the td, they have the numeric links. The numeric links are positioned towards the bottom of the cell (td) and the height of each cell is beg enough so that the image appears on top of the numeric link

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ok i understand that part. but how do i know when to repeat the Os' when and to not repeat the o and display the gles.
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