Layout: background image with links?

started by Roxminu on Apr 15, 2004 — RSS Feed

Roxminu Roxminu
Posts: 2

Hello everybody.

Do you know if it is possible to put links on a background image?

Take a look at this page: http://www.friendlycottons.com/

On the upper right side you will see two menu bars and in between them an image that is set as background-image.

I would like to map that image and put a different link to each icon.

Is that possible?

Thanks for your help.

Best regards from sunny Lima

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

What you need to do is put a transparent gif in front of it and then add the image map to the transparent gif.

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

Why not just slice the image into pieces?

Roxminu Roxminu
Posts: 2

Thanks for your suggestions. Unfortunately I can't use any.

The image is set as background because on the front is the drop-down menu.

Regards, Rox

Joe Gillespie Joe Gillespie
Posts: 528

But you can have as many layers as you like, not just background and foreground. The banner ad at the top of this page is an absolutely positioned layer on top of everything else. You could have a div with a clear gif in it sitting on top of the images you want to make into an imagemap and it won't interfere with the the menus.

Baxter Baxter
Posts: 157

Either of these ideas would work. The transparent gif is a nice solution, except personally, I don't like image maps. So, take the dropdown and all into photoshop, slice it up, put it back together on the page.

OR, just slice up the background image, put it back together on the page in one layer, and put layer the dropdown on top of it. That'd work nicely, too.

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