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Hour 14. Graphical Links and Imagemaps > How and Why to Avoid Using Imagemaps

How and Why to Avoid Using Imagemaps

The first thing I must say about imagemaps is that you probably won't need—or want—to use them! It's almost always easier, more efficient, and more reliable to use several ordinary images, placed right next to one another, with a separate link for each image.

For example, imagine that you wanted to make a Web page that looks like the one in Figure 14.1, with each of the glowing words leading to a different link. The obvious approach is to use a single imagemap for the entire central graphic. You'll see how to do that later this hour.


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