building a banner ad? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 07-16-2003, 05:11 PM - Thread Starter
mehndi mama's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Petoskey, MI
Posts: 2,979
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anyone got good advice as to how to go about building a banner ad? I have Front Page, which I have a hard time understanding, and Adobe photoshop, and Printmaster Platinum, which I love working with, but does not seem to work with anything practical, and I just got a website through yahoo webhosting, so I've got the Yahoo Sitebuilder.

Can anybody help? (I'm fairly web-stupid, but I can do okay if you explain things s-l-o-w-l-y....HA!)
mehndi mama is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 3 Old 07-16-2003, 05:28 PM
Penguintrax's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A banner is nothing more than an animated GIF (format) file.

You can build one in Photoshop,then use ImageReady (should be included with it) to construct the animation.

In Photoshop, build a layered graphic, each layer will become a frame in the animation.

In ImageReady you can import it by layers, and then set transitions between the frames, etc.

If you check ImageReady Help, it has pretty good explanations on created animated GIFs.

There are also many online resources:

Penguintrax is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 07-16-2003, 07:26 PM
Erin Pavlina's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A banner doesn't have to be animated though. It can be static. Make it a gif or a jpg.

Smaller the better. For every 3k of a banner, it takes 1 second to load on slow modems. So the rule of thumb is to try to make your banners under 10k for maximum effectiveness. No point in having a fancy schmancy banner if people have clicked off the page before it loads!
Erin Pavlina is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,891

43 members and 15,848 guests
bananabee , BarefootBrooke , BirthFree , Cheeky-One , cloa513 , cryswilkins , Dakotacakes , danzergurl00 , Deborah , emmy526 , girlspn , hillymum , Hopeful2017 , Iron Princess , jamesmorrow , japonica , joycef , katelove , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , laneysprout , lhargrave89 , LiLStar , Lucee , Lydia08 , mama24-7 , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , NaturallyKait , rightkindofme , Saladd , shantimama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , thefragile7393 , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.