SAMPLE Mouseover the map.
All hotspots have rollover image that hightlights the number.
(if clicked, the hotspot will open a new window to my home page)
The map above was made with Paint Shop Pro, with image slicing and rollover images.
Several programs offer this option.
Need an image map and don't want to make one yourself? Contact me to have one made for a reasonable fee.
The image map above was made by Sami for the site noted and posted on samisite.com website with permission.
Want to make one yourself, and need a quick image map with only a couple hotspots and no extra features?
One freeware program called HANDY IMAGE MAPPER: was quite useful. It is discontinued but can be found on shareware sites.
Using Handy Imagemapper is great for small light-weight projects (just a couple hotspots that are active) that do not take long to put together or have fancy options.
The best way to use it: First, upload the photo you want to use to your website using FTP software so it is in the final spot before you begin mapping it. If you don't do that, Handy Mapper will try to always link to a photo on your computer (c: drive instead of a place on the web!).
Then open Handy Mapper.
Open the image file (type in the URL address of the photo you uploaded).
Draw a box, circle, etc.
Type in what you want to see in the floating tooltip when you hover over the "hotspot".
Type in the link address where you want that "hotspot" to take the visitor.
Repeat for each "hotspot" on the map.
Then click Place on clipboard.
Then open NOTEPAD on your computer.
Choose Paste (Ctrl V) to see the HTML code that is generated by the Handy Mapper program. You can then SAVE AS the Notepad docuement for future reference.
You could also immediately open your CSB file and INSERT > HTML and PASTE the clipboard contents into the Insert HTML.