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"Canton has created our web-presence since 1995. His work is excellent. What sets him apart from any other web-designer I know is that he wants to enable his clients to make changes to their web sites. He created a beautiful web site for us that we can change and update without any knowledge of HTML. I highly recommend Canton Becker."

- Ottmar Liebert
Luna Negra Music Inc.
Spiral Subwave Records Intl.

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Does Gmail support HTML imagemaps?

Thank you Gmail!

Short answer: Yes!

I ran a test myself because if you search for email client support of imagemap-clicking, you’ll see everyone pointing to this article from 2007 which sadly reports that Gmail is the only significant email client that does not support HTML imagemaps.

Sometime between then and now (July 2010) Gmail added HTML image mapping support, so those of us who are in the business of designing email newsletters can rejoice and take advantage of this useful oldschool feature.

By the way, if you are an email newsletter designer and you had given up on using background images because of Outlook 2007′s terrible support in this regard, have a look at this interesting workaround.

5 comments

  1. erika posted on August 11, 2010:

    but it’s Aug 2010 & my imagemaps are still not working in gmail. Can anyone guess why?

  2. who posted on October 27, 2010:

    I’m not convinced. I just tried it and none of the image maps worked for me. Can anyone confirm/deny?

  3. Eri posted on January 2, 2012:

    My question is how to *create* them in Gmail. Is this possible?

  4. Jeune posted on February 8, 2012:

    I have done this already and I can confirm it. I was able to know how to do it by reading the code of emails I got from ebay. It still uses the old school way of doing image maps.

    <img ... usemap="#mapName">
    
    <map name="mapName">
    ...
    

  5. DWI Lawyer Austin posted on April 11, 2013:

    I Just tried and its 2013 and I was not able to click on an image map I created and put into MailChimp. It did work in outlook.

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