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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Creating Web Pages by Todd Stauffer

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Chapter 11. Advanced Web Images and Imagemaps

Chapter 6, “Visual Stimulus—Adding Graphics,” discussed the basics of creating Web images and putting them on the page, but there’s a lot more to cover. Creating and translating images that work well on the Web is an art and a science. You want images that look good, but you want the image files to be small so that they transfer very quickly over the Internet. You can do much more with images than simply create them and post them on the Web. You can animate them, in certain cases, and you can use certain XHTML elements to turn images into clickable imagemaps, in which different parts of the image can be used as hyperlinks to different URLs.

This chapter discusses the following:

  • Making your images better, ...

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