You want to create a link to one of your application's assets.
You could just use the anchor tag directly, but you're using a Blade template and want to do it the Laravel way.
This method takes the exact arguments as
HTML::link() (see Generating a HTML Link).
There's a small difference between links to web pages and links to assets.
Depending on your application's configuration, your web pages may have
index.php at the start of the path. Assets never do.
When determining the URL for the asset,
HTML::linkAsset() will strip away any
index.php if it's there.