Re: Placing hot button Icons anywhere on a page ?

jaxun (
Wed, 25 Jan 1995 22:42:08 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 25 Jan 1995, Chris Rigatuso wrote:

> Can someone send me a HTML template showing how to
> position a GIF image anywhere on the page.
> Imagine a web page with four squares in the
> various corners of the screen --- that's what I am
> after.

I'd like to see this as well. I think that the next 'version' of html
allows more freedom in positioning/formatting items like this. For the
time being, try formatting the pictures like this:

using the "preformatted" tag (<pre></pre>)...

<pre><img src = "image.gif"> (several spaces, enough to move the pix apart)
<img src = "image.gif"></pre>

I am not sure right off if this'll work. If you find a page where they've
done such a thing, save the document source file, and copy their style.

> Another example with images which have hot spots
> WITHIN THEM. Is this done with separate image
> files (nested) or with a single image with
> coordinates separating regions?
> Thanks, Chris Rigatuso

This is done with what's called image maps. I don't know if AotN has the
"stuff" neccesary to put this in use. It's another thing I'd like to know
more about myself.

Those in the know post relevant URLs?