Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


HREF for image & 3 lines of text ...

Posted on 2016-08-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2016-08-23
I am stumped ... How can I make this image and the 2-3 lines of text 'clickable"  ?   Do I have to HREF each individual item, or is there a way to wrap this whole set of code with 1 HREF, possibly using DIV tags?

I inherited the code ... it looks something like this:

              <a href="#">
                <div class="features-head">
                  <img src="img/thumb.jpg" alt=" ">                       
                <div class="description-first">
                  <p>Redesign and update your home</p>
                  <p>Be the first in your neighborhood</p>

Of course I tried changing the first line to:
<a href="pagename.php">
which didn't work.
Question by:bleggee
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 111

Expert Comment

by:Ray Paseur
ID: 41748194
Does this exist somewhere "in situ" so we can see the complete picture?  I can see nothing wrong with your anchor tag, so I think there may be something else involved that is causing your "clickable" issues.

Author Comment

ID: 41748218
Sure.   If nothing obvious pops out to you, I am going to troubleshoot a little more. Learn stuff that way !  ;)   If I can't fix or isolate the issue, I'll send the info for the site page etc.
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Kim Walker
ID: 41748230
This would depend on what doctype you're using. The code you've presented is valid in HTML 5, but not in previous versions of HTML.
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 111

Accepted Solution

Ray Paseur earned 1000 total points
ID: 41748561
This works the same in HTML4 Transitional and HTML5.  These are the two I see most often; didn't test other doctypes.

Author Comment

ID: 41749625
Interesting about the HTML 4 vs 5. Looks like I have DOCTYPE for 5.

Here's the link to the test site. I am stumped:  http://responsivehost.com/
In the index.php file, there are 2 rows of 4. Top row links are not working. Bottom row of links are working fine.
I've attached the index.php and the 3 include files in case you need them.

Any help is appreciated!
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Kim Walker
Kim Walker earned 500 total points
ID: 41749799
The problem is that a javascript error is being thrown whenever you click on the linked group of elements. The error is related to flexslider but I can't find any flexslider configuration. But then I'm not that familiar with flexslider so it may be able to work without any custom configuration. Do you intend to use flexslider on these linked groups of elements and what flexslider effect do you hope to trigger by clicking the linked elements group?
LVL 19

Assisted Solution

NerdsOfTech earned 500 total points
ID: 41765528
try linking the LI elements instead.

<a href="test.php"><li>

Open in new window


Author Comment

ID: 41765914
Thx all!

Featured Post

Enroll in October's Free Course of the Month

Do you work with and analyze data? Enroll in October's Course of the Month for 7+ hours of SQL training, allowing you to quickly and efficiently store or retrieve data. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Websites are getting bigger and more complicated by the day. Video, images and custom fonts are all great for showcasing your product or service. But the price to pay in…
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . In business circles, we sometimes hear that today is the “age of the customer.” And so it is. Thanks to the enormous advances over the past few years in consumer techno…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question