[thelist] mouseover effects on an image embedded in a largerphotoshop image

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Sat Feb 16 13:59:07 CST 2008

Thanks Duncan, I didn't even know where to start with a search term for

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Nan, depending on how you are building the rest of the site, you might
consider a CSS and (X)HTML Image map, tends toward easier accessibility and
lower bandwidth than something like Flash.

If you do a quick Google for 'CSS Image Map', you'll turn up articles from
'A List Apart' and 'Stu Nicholls' that will give you a great starting point.


On Sat, 16 Feb 2008 19:29:37 -0000, Nan Harbison <nan at nanharbison.com>

> Hi Evolters,
> I was handed a map of the globe in a psd file from the artist 
> designing a site I am building. On mouseover, the color of the dots, 
> which represent countries where this company has a presence, should 
> change color from red to blue or something. I know how to have the 
> WHOLE image change color (with different versions of the image) on 
> mouseover with JS, but is there a way to do this with a portion of an 
> image, and also, have the name of the country at the side of the globe 
> change to the same color? I think you should also be able to mouseover 
> the country name and have the dot change too.
> Should this be done with flash??
> Here is a gif of the map:
> http://www.projecthealthychildren.org/newsite/globe.htm
> TIA,
> Nan

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