to use them
Image maps are great to use when you want a single image to link to multiple
Client Side Image Map
This type of map uses the visitor's browser to function; therefore the
map needs no server involvement and runs much quicker.
Server Side Image Map
Using a server side map is more complicated than using a client side map.
The map is located on the web server, therefore requiring CGI scripts
as well as definition files and information about service providers and
Hot spots are the areas on an image map that trigger a link, sending the
visitor to another page. The different hot spots on the maps must not
overlap; otherwise the browser won't know which link to activate.
Making an image map
Creating client side image maps can be quite easy through the use of software
such as Macromedia Dreamweaver or Adobe Image Ready.