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Splash! Image Mapper

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Type of Program: Image Mapper
Supported Platform: Windows 95/NT4.0
Company Name: Beam Software
Version: 1.0
Price: free to try/ $14.95
Installed size: 1M


Making image maps is easy, fast, and foolproof with Splash! Image Mapper, a simple mapping tool that writes all the HTML code for you, wizard-style. Image maps (an HTML capability where a JPEG or GIF image can be sectioned up, or mapped, with each section hyperlinked to its own URL for visitor navigation) need not be mysterious or inaccessible anymore. Whether you're a beginner or pro, Splash! Image Mapper's feature set is streamlined for producing speedy results that you'll be happy with.

Whether used as a stand-alone tool or in conjunction with the Splash! web page editor (which is also reviewed here), you'll be able to make even complex image maps in just minutes. All you do is load your desired image, and select paint-shop-style area selectors to draw the clickable area(s), and drop the associated URLs right onto the picture or graphic. As you go, Splash! Image Mapper even ensures you remember to insert ALT text too (which is well advised in case you get visitors who are browsing/navigating your site in text-mode only -- or who can't read maps!).

When you're done with your image mapping, just save the product (which is the HTML code, all ready to be inserted into your web document) to a file or to the clipboard. That's all there is to it. Splash! Image Mapper so intuitive to use, you'll be productive immediately. It's reasonably priced and free try for 21 days, fully functional, with a nag screen on startup. You can find lots of web authoring tips and tricks at the product web site if you're gathering ideas, and support is offered to registered users.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell
ICQ # 9407183

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