Ok so lets get some things cleared up. You are on Lesson 8.) of Common HTML Elements? You are asked to, "1.
In index.html, below the ordered list, add an image. Use the following as the image URL:
Earlier, you asked, "Im am a little bit confused on HTML and CSS Part 1 8/15. When it says add the URL of the image, so how can I get the URL of the image. My question is where do I get the URL. Is it like a link to a website? Please explain what the lesson means."
First off, the url is given to you in the instructions. That black box holds the url. Secondly, Stetim has answered your questions regarding shortening urls and what do urls do. You asked where do I find the URL shortener and he said find it on a search engine then you said that it cannot shorten your url.
Then I came in to help and I have given you the resources to look at the shortener url with google. Second, I noted the some urls can't be shortened like the example I gave so if your url is already really short it might not be able to be shortened. Thirdly, I assumed you are working on the lesson therefore I wanted to let you know to instead of trying to short the url to just copy and paste the long url into the lesson as that is what the lesson is looking for. Also, I noted after additional research that the url of this photo can be shortened. I gave that shortened url.
Are you looking at another picture to use? If so this lesson wants a specific picture so I would suggest using the url in the instructions instead of finding your own pic. Do you need help on the lesson or are you out of curiosity looking at other pics and shortened urls? If you could clarify what you are wanting a little I think it would help us both