Dreamweaver Image Maps
Learn how to link to different pages from the same image using image maps in Dreamweaver.
What are image maps?
An image map is an image that has been divided into regions, or
"hotspots"; when a hotspot is clicked an action occurs,
for example a new file opens. The image found at the bottom is an
example of an image map. All the links are in one image which are
linked to different pages.
You can also make circular links and polygon links as shown below.
Steps to creating an image map in Dreamweaver
- Select the image on which you would like to make multiple
links. Click on the rectangular hotspot tool found in the
Properties Inspector. Select the rectangle tool and drag
the pointer over the image to create a rectangular hotspot.
You can also choose the oval or polygon hotspot tool to
make an oval or polygon selection.
- In the hotspot Property inspector's Link field, click
the folder icon to browse to the file you want opened when
the hotspot is clicked. Alternatively, type the file name.
- Repeat the above steps to define additional hotspots in
the image map.
- That's it! You have now successfully created an image
The code will look like this.
As you can see from the code you need to specify the coordinates
for the hotspots.
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