Chapter 8: Making Your
In This Chapter
⻬ Creating customized rollover effects
⻬ Building image maps
⻬ Creating a slide show
⻬ Inserting multimedia such as Flash, QuickTime, and MP3s
⻬ Adding content that changes daily
ands down, one of the most interesting aspects of using the Internet is
the fact that visitors can interact in a variety of ways with Web sites.
Many computer users claim, in fact, that they like to spend several hours
each day surfing the Internet to listen to music, watch movies, chat with
friends, play games, read the news, look up the local weather, participate in
forums, browse for products on eBay, research school topics, and more.
There are many different ways to make Web sites interactive, from
the very simple (such as rollover buttons) to the very com-
plex (such as Flash components, QuickTime videos, and
interactive games). For simple functions, you can easily
more complex interactive site features, you need
both the multimedia components and their attend-
ing browser extensions or plug-ins (many of which
are free), and you must find out how to properly
insert them onto your pages.
In this chapter, you are introduced to ways of using
such as creating multi-image rollover effects, building
complex image maps, and opening new browser windows.
You also discover how easy it is to insert multimedia files on a
page. Finally, I show you how to add a daily tip on your site on the
to return to the site daily.
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