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    Exclamation I Need Help Making a Button Link.

    I'm trying to make a button that will link to another page as part of my first web design course. I already have the destination page complete and I'm able to go to the page, but the button won't show up for whatever reason. All I get is the box with the alt text in it, with one of those red "x" cannot display boxes in the side.

    <a href="characters/characters.htm"><img src="charactersbutton.gif" alt="To Characters Page" /></a>

    Is there anything wrong with this? Because I'm using an example page as a reference and it looks like this:

    <a href="bio/bio.htm"><img src="About.gif" alt="About Renee Button" border="none" /></a>

    Which to me looks the exact same except for the names of the files, and it works, but mine doesn't. I'm looking at it right now and the image file is in C:\Users\Myname\Documents\Myname\cs102(class name)\myname\assign2, where everything else on the page is. Can anyone help me? It's probably elementary to you but the assignment is due tomorrow morning and I can't seem to figure out why this won't work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Hello Flapjacks,
    All I can suggest is doublecheck both your path and your spelling. Then check again. Then verify the image is actually there.

    Here's a site that explains about absolute and relative paths, maybe that will help.
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    You may also want to double check that your image is a "gif" and not "jpg" or some other extension. I've made that mistake before. It's frusterating.
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    do you know in which file you have the image? because i see that you did exactly as the sample or the reference.

    the name of the button is: charactersbutton.gif

    and the destination where you want to send it is: characters/characters.htm

    this is saying that you want to send it to a file name: "characters" and the name of the web page is characters.htm

    try removing the characters and leave it with "characters.htm" to see if it helps.

    i hope this helps.
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