ImageMapster started as a fork of David Lynch's MapHilight in early 2011. I wanted to add the ability to keep areas selected. I had a lot of ideas for interesting things that could be done with image maps, so ended up adding many more features. In the months since this began, I pretty much rewrote it from the ground up, but a few parts of the code, most notably the core VML rendering code, still inherit directly from its MapHilight roots.
Additonally, ImageMapster will queue commands issued to it before configuration is complete. This means you can write post-configuration code that works against your image map without concern for the timing of images being loaded. Any commands that ImageMapster receives before it's done configuring will be queued, and processed in order once configuration is complete.
ImageMapster uses HTML5 canvases to do its work in modern browsers. In older browsers (Internet Explorer < 9) it uses VML to achieve similar effects.
ImageMapster works in all major browsers (IE6+, Firefox 2+, Opera, Chrome, Safari) and on mobile devices.
About This Site
Content is loaded asynchronously from standard HTML pages (fragments). At the back end I'm using CsQuery, my C# jQuery port, to manage and manipulate server-rendered HTML.
The modal dialogs are created with SimplerModal, my little fork of the venerable SimpleModal jQuery plugin, to simplify getting content with ajax and a few other improvements.
The accordion control on the Demos page is done with a variant of Jan Jarfalk's Accordion. (Why was it so hard to find a dead-simple jQuery accordion plugin?) His original work probably does a lot more than my fork does.
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