Highlighting imagemap borders

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So you have an imagemap and you want to show the border on mouseover – not the image border – the imagemap boarder.

To the rescue is a JQuery plugin by a guy called David Lynch. Here’s a working example:

<!-- http://davidlynch.org/js/maphilight/docs/ -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.maphilight.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function() {
	$.fn.maphilight.defaults = {
		// you HAVE to specify all options
		fill: true,
		fillColor: '000000',
		fillOpacity: 0.2,
		stroke: true,
		strokeColor: 'ff0000',
		strokeOpacity: 1,
		strokeWidth: 1,
		fade: true,
		alwaysOn: false,
		neverOn: false,
		groupBy: false
<img class="map" src="images/intouch.jpg" alt="" height="516" width="232" border="0" usemap="#intouch" />

<map name="intouch">
	<area shape=rect coords="63,336,217,356" href="http://http://www.markflint.net">

Here’s a link to David’s documentation:

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