I got a question a few days ago asking why people don't use image maps very much any more. And as I thought about it, I realized that he's right - image maps just aren't seen on Web pages much like they used to be. A few years ago, image maps were all the rage. You saw them on nearly every Web site. I knew one Web developer who always
mapped his images - even if the map only pointed to one location. But now you hardly ever see them. Do you
regularly use image maps?
, or do you find them annoying?
Whether you use image maps or not, I'm curious why. Why do you use them or why don't you?
I don't use image maps, mostly because I can't be bothered. It's faster for me to build the same thing with individual images and links. The only time I used an image map was when I was building a site about California wilderness areas. There was a map of California, and the various wilderness areas were linked to their specific pages of information.
Do you use image maps?