For many years I found the image map generator in Dreamweaver to be one of the most useful tools in my web designing toolbox. But as years have rolled by and my Dreamweaver or Adobe subscriptions have run out, the one thing I really miss is a good replacement for my trusty Dreamweaver imagemap generator. Since HTML 3.2 imagemaps have been really useful for an alternative navigation
It works in a similar way to the great Dreamweaver tool. You upload an image, and then draw the standard shapes on the image with the ability to link and add a title tag etc. All the standard shapes are there too, namely Circle, Rectangle and Polygon shapes.
It’s a simple way to break up one image into link areas, a bit like a jigsaw puzzle with each piece taking you to a different URL. So the graphic image enables a user to use his mouse to click on the image and the HTML provides a URL destination by defining each of the hot areas in terms of their x and y coordinates in relation to the top left hand corner of the image.
What is an Imagemap?