Bowthorpe: Colonel-panic: this is a link to a page I’ve stuck an image map on from my editor and it works: http://robido.com/about-robido/
Bowthorpe: It also works when I put it into a template
Bowthorpe: Granted, like I said before, I don’t have some funky jquery “image mapper” plugin that changes your image maps based on screen width
Mountjoy: So then how do you propose fulfilling that spec within wordpress‘ capabilities?
Bowthorpe: Well as I said before, I wouldn’t do it with image maps
Bowthorpe: You’re trying to recreate how elements would act if they were separate with imagemaps
Bowthorpe: Which is why they’re considered archaic as Slater and I have mentioned
Bowthorpe: You want an image, and put a button on top of it
Stahmer: I didn’t ask how you wouldn’t do it. That does me no good. I asked how you wpould do it.
Bowthorpe: Then they can respond with CSS like you mentioned, you’d have control, and all that
Slater: Colonel-panic: then the answer is “we wouldn’t, cos it’s a dumb idea”
Bowthorpe: If someone asks me “I want this site to work for IE4” and don’t have a reason
Trigg: I’ve spent a lot of time wrangling with CSS to try and make this work
Bowthorpe: Because that’s old and I’m not in the 90s
Bowthorpe: I’m sorry to hear that you’ve wasted your time on an archaic solution
Bowthorpe: But I’m just saying, it’s not the right one
Bowthorpe: Imagemaps should almost NEVER be used today
Bowthorpe: Reetika786: I already did
Bowthorpe: Reetika786: I already replied to you, please scroll up
Spena: Will it make difference?
Romie: So how do you fulfill a spec that calls for an embedded button on a resizable image in a responsive web page?
Bowthorpe: Colonel-panic: add an image absolute positioned in a containing div, add a button in that same div and position it
Pollen: So many replies got confused
Slater: Colonel-panic: but it’s pointless telling the internet “my thing is broken. please help” if you can’t define “broken”
Bowthorpe: Colonel-panic: you just add CSS for both the button and the image/container for each screen width
Bowthorpe: Reetika786: sure thing
Nolette: Media queries can only do so much
Bowthorpe: Correct, they can make elements respond to screen width/resolution
Slater: Colonel-panic: that’s true. but they are a tool for the modern web and are great for web design. unlike image maps.
Gilfillan: Bowthorpe: i don’t know how to do anything you’re saying so i’m just going to illogically shoot things down./imagemapftw
Bowthorpe: Colonel-panic: if you stop taking a photoshop file of 17 layers and rendering that one image down and trying to make an image map, and start coding each element individually, you’ll have a much easier time
Bowthorpe: If I understand your spec correctly
Goletz: Media queries won’t make a clickable region resize dynamically along with an image
Slater: That’s right. so what?
Slater: That’s what css is for.
Montellano: Bowthorpe is talking nonsense
Bowthorpe: Correct – not using image maps will though
Nurthen: Media queries ARE css
Slater: Colonel-panic: after the 90’s web developers starting implimenting something called “seperation of concerns”. That’s partly why we stopped using image maps.
Gilfillan: You guys are fueling this noise fest.
Slater: If you want to use imagemaps, that’s fine. we don’t really care.
Gilfillan: You cannot make someone change a thought or action. they must want to
Gilfillan: It’s not even a wordpress problem at all.