All Note Code Video Articles.I would agree with the "shouldnt" for websites, but remember that not all HTML is written for websites. I was thinking of something for an in-house web-app where it would be nice make some links open in new tabs without teaching everyone in the office how to ctrlclick. How to make links open in a new tab Basics of HTML 2.Creating a Link using HTML. The reason Im first covering regular links is because you need to know the code for this in order to add a link to an image. Making Sure Links Created Using HTML Open in a New Tab/Window.This does not mean that you cannot create a link! It just means youll need to use some HTML code to do so.