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What I am trying to accomplish is when a user mouses over a certain part of a imagemap that has a hotspot information about that area will dropdown or show itself. I dont want to use CSS and I have tried the pop up windows but they seem so tacky now.
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by:Britt Thompson
ID: 24834235
This article explains how to accomplish this with plain old HTML. Just rollover the link to expose the information in the same area:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4464086_create-image-rollover-using-html.html
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by:selvol
ID: 24834409
You may need to explain a bit more clearer. Can you send a URL w/ an example please.
You explained what could be interpreted as several things.
Selvol
 
Possible?
http://web-graphics.com/mtarchive/BubbleTooltips.zip
 
http://web-graphics.com/mtarchive/bubbleTooltips2.html 
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by:jinkilla
ID: 24834582
Here is a link to what I have been able to create thus far: http://pimpntechnology.com/imapNit.html. What I would like to do is have the user mouseover one of the red dots and then the information would be revealed to the user. I cannot figure out how to add this link info to the hot spot on the image map. At this point I am willing to abandon this idea and try the tooltip over the each red dot. Please help!
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by:selvol
ID: 24834602
Here's the hotspot help.  Let me know if this gets you in the right direction.
 
Place the us-map.jpg  in a folder named images..
 
Put the code into a html file.
 
SElvol


  
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  </map> 
  <div id="dest">
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by:jinkilla
ID: 24834640
What program did you use to create that? I would like to try it on the map I have. For some reason they are really stuck on that map. I did as you directed but I am getting errors when I click on any of the states. Heres the link: http://pimpntechnology.com/map.html
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by:jinkilla
ID: 24834652
renazonse:
The link you sent me was for image rollovers. I am sorry if I wasnt exactly clear on what I wanted, but I need to display text when the user mouseovers on a imagemap
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by:selvol
ID: 24834759
Here you go....  I did not make that... I could say I did.  But I found it a few months ago..
I always recommend it to people.  I feel it helps people grasps web developement better them many programs out their,
 http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/     Free 30 day unrestricted trial
It is sort of based on VIsual Web Developer (Microsoft) .
But it is more straight Forward.  
On the add menu. Select imagemap and draw a square on the page select the image and left click and add circle hotspot.
Selvol
 
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by:jinkilla
ID: 24834781
downloading it and will tri it now. give a few minutes. thanx bro!
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by:jinkilla
ID: 24834846
selvol:

Is there any way you can help me with the following: http://pimpntechnology.com/imapNit.html
When you moseover the link it display the text, but I do not know how to add it to the image map.
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jinkilla earned 0 total points
ID: 24834981
Nevermind I figured it out on my own. I needed to add "onMouseOver="toggleDiv('div1',1)" onMouseOut="toggleDiv('div1',0)" after the href code and it works proper now. but thanks for the help though
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