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How do I display MySQL data

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I need to show a picture of a map and when the user rolls over a state (there are only 4 states) the state is highlighted and a small piece of text appears with the number of representatives in that state. I need suggestions on the best way to do it. Flash, Flex, HTML and CSS, Php or may be something else. I am looking for the fastest download - it is very small piece.

http://psuite.acemotoracceptance.com/www/v2/index.html

I know it can be done with image maps, CSS hovers and MySQL but the image for the backgrounds (using one and moving it around with CSS) is 32KB - since our target audience will have dial up (most likely) I would prefer that it was smaller.
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If you are really concerned about space, you can take one of your images and make the hover a two-color gif (one color, one transparent). Those tend to be very small filesizes. You will have to make one for each map hover, though.
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Here is a more elegant solution http://www.frankmanno.com/ideas/css-imagemap/
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And here's one with geographical maps: http://www.tankedup-imaging.com/css_dev/rollover.html
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mankowitz,
Thank you for your response - I got in this morning and my boss wants it in flash and we have figured it out. I appreciate the effort
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