Image Map Basics
Image maps are something you have almost surely used on the web, though
you may not be familiar with how to develop them. For example,
when you click on a state on a map and it connects you to another page
based on the image rather than a link with words you are likely making
use of an image map or hotspot.
In this page we will develop a simple image map. Consider the following image called MontyPython.gif.
|This is actually an image of the words Monty Python
rather than text. It was developed with a transparent background
and converted into gif format.
There are several ways to create a hotspot or image map. One of the easiest involves using FrontPage. This following image should help in developing some insight into how they can be created.
|The developer should
|The code associated with this page follows and should be called MontyPythonImageMap.html.|
<title>Monty Python Image Map</title>
<body bgcolor="#CC99FF" link="#000066" vlink="#000066">
<p align="center"> </p>
|Notice where the image map is named and started and