I've created a plain Wiki-markup version: User:Andrybak/topQC#Wikimarkup, which could be used to more easily update the top 9 imagemap. The only thing needed are the separate square images. link= parameter can be used for linking.
Example: [[File:Marten.gif|140px|link=Marten Reed]], which generates the image (on the right), which links to the Marten's article. —andrybak (talk) 16:57, September 22, 2018 (UTC)
Another proposition — cool slider gallery (click to expand →):