In Tuesday's class, students were at a variety of different stages in the completion of
their sites. Some students were still working on designing or exporting to GIMPShop; others
already had all their images ready to go. For those that were ready, Jonathan taught
students how to create image maps for their sidebars. Image maps allow you to add multiple
links to a single image. The links cover different regions of the image.
Image maps came in handy for the students since they had exported their sidebars (each
containing multiple buttons) as single images. Jonathan demonstrated a program called Handy
Image Mapper that allowed students to create image maps simply by drawing boxes with the
mouse. Each box identified a region of the image that would link to a certain page.
Students went on to start coding their actual HTML pages. After a short review of HTML tags
from the beginning of the class, students remembered how to make image tags that referenced
their exported images. Their pages began to take shape.