IN THIS CHAPTER
Inserting pictures and symbols
Using the photo gallery Web component
Using advanced controls
Pictures, animation, and multimedia form one of the key components of a Web site; I don't really need to emphasize the importance of these components. Probably one of the first questions that you would ask of a product while designing Web sites is how easily can you work with graphics and animation. SharePoint Designer makes it a very simple task to work with pictures, create hyperlinks on pictures, and create photo albums on your Web sites. You can either quickly make modifications to pictures within SharePoint Designer or use it to open the picture in your favorite picture editor tool for editing. SharePoint Designer also allows you to add special controls, such as applets, plug-ins (including media players, Flash, and ActiveX controls), etc., on Web pages.
In this chapter, I take you through the features of SharePoint Designer related to working with pictures and graphics. I discuss how you can use SharePoint Designer to create hotspots on pictures as well as create photo albums and thumbnails.