Illustrator & Links
Illustrator manages links through the Attributes panel (menu Window › Attributes):
You can turn any object into a link just by selecting it, then choosing Rectangle and entering the destination URL.
Two Types of Links
Links to pages on your site begin with/ and do not include the name of your site.
Links to other websites use the full web address, including https://.
Keep Links on the Triggers Layer
Keep links on the layer called triggers near the top of the Illustrator document:
This avoids two potential complications in using links in Illustrator:
- for linked objects, the link is not visible except in the Attributes panel
- if another object is placed on top of the linked object, the link will not work
A Bright Color
Use brightly-colored rectangles (30% transparency) on the triggers layer:
This makes it easy to know where links are.
To be compatible with Svija Vibe, link objects need to be named in the Layers panel:
To enable overlapping animations, Svija Vibe makes all links unclickable unless they are named in this manner. Mouse refers to the fact that clicking a link is a mouse-based action.
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