[html] What is a good alternative to using an image map generator?

I have a large image and I want to make certain sections of the image clickable. I also want to specify the shape of the clickable area (square, circle, custom). Without relying on Javascript, how can I use CSS and HTML to create an interactive image-map? With hoverable "hot spots" and highlighting areas without relying on generating SVG coordinates. All of the online image map generators I found using Google, did not deliver what I perceive as a standard basic function of any imagemap tool.

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This one is in my opinion the best one for online (offline however dreamweaver is best): http://www.maschek.hu/imagemap/imgmap

GIMP ( Graphic Image Manipulation Program) does a pretty good job... http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-image-map-gimp/

you can use online tool like online Image Map

There is also Mappa - http://mappatool.com/.

It only supports polygons, but they are definitely the hardest parts :)

This service is the best in online image map editing I found so far : http://www.image-maps.com/

... but it is in fact a bit weak and I personnaly don't use it anymore. I switched to GIMP and it is indeed pretty good.

The answer from mobius is not wrong but in some cases you must use imagemaps even if it seems a bit old and rusty. For instance, in a newsletter, where you can't use HTML/CSS to do what you want.

I have found Adobe Dreamweaver to be quite good at that. However, it's not free.

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