Are Image Maps still used ?

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Are Image Maps still used ?
« on: 11-06-2011, 20:43:21 »

I have a client who wants to be able to hover over different parts of their logo and then have some text appear.

I do not know how to do this using Flash so thought that maybe using an Image Map would be appropriate with some jQuery effects to make the pop up text look ok.

I'm just looking for opinions on whether this would be a reasonable method or has the web moved from Image Maps.


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Re: Are Image Maps still used ?
« Reply #1 on: 11-07-2011, 22:52:51 »
Most search engines do not read image maps, so you should always add additional text-based links on each page for search engine spiders to follow. The text-based links will also be good for visitors who do not use a graphic capable browser, or are surfing with graphics turned off to save bandwidth.

If you choose to use image maps in your site design, it is very important to use text links to link to important sections of your site. I recommend that you create a parallel set of text links at the bottom of the page your image map is on. 


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