Image Maps in Email


This week I learned something new! I was zipping through my gmail account,skimming through the emails I get,and running into some proofs of emails we were sending for work. For some reason,my gmail is not showing images,and it got me paying more attention to things. Well…turns out any image I mapped in my emails weren’t working. It has never occured to me this might happen,and I’ve never seen it mentioned anywhere. I did some googling,and found a 2007 article about it:

However,it is not updated for current times so I assume maps work more now,but they certainly don’t in my gmail.

I used to always avoid image maps,but then once one of our IT guys said it would save on hits to the server to do image maps instead of slicing up into many images and I went with it! I won’t be now!

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