Next headache: BANNERS!


#1

Hello All.
Okay, any of the professionals here who are GOOD with banners.
A bit of advice on how to make or create or whatever it is you do with them?

I would so appreciate a bit of help here.
Thanx in advance.
Saph.

PS: No laughing is allowed today.


#2

I’m sure a lot of users in this forums are good with banners, you can use Adobe Photoshop to make one, or use [URL=“http://www.gimp.org/”]Gimp since Photoshop isn’t free.


#3

If you really want to make decent banner, photoshop really is the way to go. I’ve made a lot of banners, what exactly do you want to know?
BASICS:
Keep a general theme - don’t go overboard with colors
Attention Grabbing - grab the eye with keywords, not flashy, annoying bs.
Make the user have a good reason for clicking on the ad at all.

Let me know what you need help with exactly in terms of banner making/design :slight_smile:


#4

Well, depends on your website girl…
Let’s see your website… How does it look like? What banner will be good or it? Odd shaped or uniformed?
Consider that first… :slight_smile:


#5

Hello Willy.

Honestly, i haven’t decided yet.
When i decide that, i will let you know, promise.
Nice day.
Saph.:smiley:


#6

Hello subsonic.

I can make a banner, the problem is the link that doesn’t want to work with it at all. I don’t like funky colors at all. Mine has 2, just basic and normal.

Thanx.
Nice day.
Saph.:slight_smile:


#7

Hmm is it just picture? I ask because flash is a bit different, but if it’s just an image this should be just fine:

<a href=“LINK URL”><img src=“Banner IMG URL” alt=“ALTERNATE TEXT”></a>

Link Url=where the user goes when they click
banner img url=the location of the banner image
alt. text= what the image will display on mouseover

I may be totally off here and misunderstanding your problem, be sure to tell me if I am :slight_smile:


#8

Okay subsonic.

It is not a flash banner, i actually hate those things.

This is the site, that should show when they click on the banner.
Can you give me a link for this?

www.saphrina.site50.net.

Saph.


#9

You forgot to add in the border=‘0’ attribute to the img src tag, so you don’t get that ugly border.


#10

Correct, you don’t want that ugly link border. As far as embedding your banner just follow the previous post. With the border=‘0’ attribute of course;)


#11

I’m guessing she’s asking for the HTML code for the banner to link to her site?
You can use this code to link it your site, if that’s what you mean:

<a href="http://www.saphrina.site50.net/">
<img src="**[COLOR="Red"]YourBannerHere.jpg[/COLOR]**" alt="**Saphrina's site**" border="0"></a>

You’ll have to change YourBannerHere.jpg to the (direct) link of your banner and you may change Saphrina’s site to anything.


#13