Using Text Boxes with Image Maps
We can combine our Image Mapping Skills with a new alt feature that will have a text box appear as we mouse over a certain part of a picture.
Showing text on rollover is a simple matter of editing the title and alt attributes in HTML. Showing additional information on rollover is one way to give a user more information about a particular link or image. Alternate text is also a usability function. If the images cannot be seen by the user, the alternate text will appear in its place rather than upon rollover.
See a Nice Example of This Here
First we have to have a picture we want to make an ImageMap out of.
With this picture instead of clicking on a name and being sent somewhere,
we are going to replace the href with the title tag
In declaring your image say :
<img src = "picture.jpg" USEMAP = "#map1">
Then declare your map somewhere in the code
<map name = "map1">
<area shape="rect" coords="40,13,160,53" title="This is the IBM part of the Map">
<area shape="rect" coords="187,13,331,53" title="This is the Yahoo part of the picture">
<area shape="rect" coords="362,13,530,53" title="This is the Google part of the picture">