I am very new to this and only know basic html and css ocding at the moment. Of course I wish to change this.
I want to make an interactive map. For example, South America. There are 12 countries in South America. I want to be able to make the map clickable. Also I would like to make it so that when you put your mouse over a country the name appears. It could be on the map or in a little pop up box.
I have seen a way to do this. It involved fireworks and Flash8. I have neither and I dont have the money for these.
I need about 10 maps in total. The number of clickable areas on the maps will be 25 or less.
Any guidance is greatly appreciated. I am inexperienced but willing to learn and spend as long as necessary to do this. If it is a bit of a tedious job that is ok as well.
Try with an image editor that shows the coords of your mouse on the picture, one of this editor is PhotoFiltre .
ok cool thanks a lot for your help.
Three last questions if possible
- Do you think a flash map would work better than this?
- Can you make it so that when your point your mouse over a paticular country it changed colour as well? So the whole map is orange for example. When you put your mouse over Brazil that country's colour changes to red.
- Will having a very long list of co-ordinates effect the map in a negative way? will it make it slow to use or laggy?
I don't know if it works, just try. It was just an ideea.
Thanks for the advice. I made a clickable map of South America pretty easily. I just need to find a way of making the countries light up (or change in some way) when you scroll over it. Also a way of making the country name pop up when you put your mouse over it.
This online map editor allows you to build custom maps using ready-made flash map templates, or google map, or by using any JPG / PNG image (which they will convert to flash to make it interactive). There is also a windows version which you can download for using on your own PC.