Important Note! If your Imagemap doesn't work and you have the word "cgi-bin" in the URL, you need to re-read this. Things have changed... We do things a bit differently then many other providers.
Imagemaps or "Clickable Images" are very easy to do. You basically need only do three things:
Assuming that you have a proper image selected, lets begin the mapfile. This file lists zones on the image in the form of coordinates and corresponding URLs. Here is the one we used to use for the NetRunner Home Page.
#$DATE:Fri Jul 21 20:18:53 1995
rect http://www.netrunner.net/launch.html 41,28 138,101
rect http://www.netrunner.net/inet.html 162,6 254,77
rect http://www.netrunner.net/techtip.html 284,18 361,100
rect http://www.netrunner.net/bulletin.html 320,112 422,178
rect http://www.netrunner.net/software.html 281,191 384,260
rect http://www.netrunner.net/users.html 151,215 261,275
rect http://www.netrunner.net/commerce.html 15,183 137,259
rect http://www.netrunner.net/book.html 2,107 107,175
poly http://www.netrunner.net/about.html 160,91 128,132
Three things to remember when you are doing your map file.
Calling an Imagemap is easy:
<A href="homepage.map"><IMG src="home.image.gif"
alt="Image Map: (DO NOT USE THIS LINK WITH LYNX)" ISMAP
This is how the NetRunner Home Page Imagemap is called. The bold areas are parts you'll need to replace to make the map work in your directory. Easy!
It doesn't work!!!!!!!!!!
If your Imagemap doesn't work you've made a mistake. :o) Here's a few places to start investigating:
You Are now the proud Owner of an Imagemap!