I highly recommend using Macromedia Fireworks as a GUI tool. It is simple, straight-forward, and very powerful. It can generated your HTML page as well (but be aware the HTML is very very klunky, and not programmer friendly). <BR><BR>Second would be Adobe Photoshop... learning curve a little higher. The new version let's your optimize for the web (so does Fireworks). <BR><BR>Image maps can easily be done with Macromedia Dreamweaver. So create your graphics in Fireworks, export them to HTML. Then open it in Dreaweaver, and just read the HELP file to see how to add an image map... it takes approx 1 min to do all maps typically. It's quick... again... ugly code.<BR><BR>Hope this helped,<BR><BR>Vadim C.