Banner Ad Resources
There are many resources on the web to help you make great looking graphics. Here are a list of sites ordered by category that can be used to enhance your work.
Banner Information and TipsA massive gallery of banner ads. This website is an excellent resource if you are looking for ideas to create banner ads, it has over 15,000 banners.
www.carolinabannerexchange.com/banner-ad-comeback.htm - An excellent collection of links and articles concerning banner ads.
www.iab.net - The Internet Advertising Bureau. Contains standards and guidelines for banner advertising.
www.marketingsherpa.com - This is an excellent article that discusses a banner ad campaign and what type of animation yields better results.
Banner Ads (GIFs)
www.bannermakerpro.com - Create banner ads, buttons, and logos using Banner Maker Pro. This program creates web graphics using animated gifs, non-animated gifs and jpegs. From the makers of Banner Maker Pro for Flash.
www.webreference.com/multimedia/flash/email - How to add a flash image as an email signature.
www.adobe.com/platform/?promoid=BLUJ - Homepage for Flash and the Flash Platform.
Backgrounds and Buttons
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources - a huge listing of public domain images and websites. This is the first place you should check to find free images to add to your banner.
www.axclipart.com - Almost 150,000 all free webgraphics, which include over 33,000 backgrounds, bullets, webpage divider lines, and over 75,000 buttons with blank and pre-created buttons.
www.abcgiant.com - This website has a large number of backgrounds and buttons and other web graphics. Definitely worth a look. Requires free login.
www.clipart.com - the web's largest subscription-based collection of clipart, photos, fonts, animations and sounds.
www.myfonts.com - Another good collection of fonts with the ability to search for specific fonts and types of fonts, such as math symbols.
www.searchfreefonts.com - An easy to search directory of fonts.
www.fontfoundry.com - Another excellent collection of fonts.
www.fontfreak.com - A nice collection of fonts and dingbats for PC And Mac.
Web Site Utilities
www.jpegreducer.com - Another free utility to shrink jpegs so that they will load faster. The website will also create thumbnails.
www.321webmaster.com/colorconverter.php - An automatic color converter that converts colors from RGB to Hex and back. If you need to match colors on your banner to a web page's color, this tool will help you.
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