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CSS DEMOSCircular hot-spot image map

Date : 13th January 2008

For all modern browsers

Hover over the marbles.


After many requests for this I have managed to find the time between paid web work to set up a demonstration to show how to have circular hot-spot areas on an image map.

It is not elegant and I would not recommend this for large image maps with many circular areas but it does use just CSS and can be used for smaller maps with just a few areas of interest.

With a little modification this method can be used for ovals and any irregular shape. This just requires that you slice the hot-spot area into horizontal strips.

Tested in IE6, IE7, Firefox, Opera and Safari (PC) and it should be ok in Mac browsers.

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