If you are thinking of monetizing your website or blog, adding standard size link buttons to your site, or you are designing the ads yourself, here is a list of the current standard sizes you should use. This list was compiled from Google AdWords, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), and other sources around the Internet.
You are free to use these images as placeholders in your own templates, but please don’t link directly to them here. To save an individual image, just right-click on the icon and select “save link as…” in Firefox, or “save target as…” in Internet Explorer. I’ve also put together two zipped image packs for your convenience. Each pack contains either the white or black banner images.
I hope someone finds this information useful.
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A couple of weeks ago, I decided to revamp all my websites, including this one. After a couple days of contemplation, I decided to use WordPress as the publishing platform powering the site. I’ve built client sites using it in the past, and figured it was robust enough for my own needs.
The only problem was that I wanted to make the look and feel of it unique, so that meant learning the templating system that WordPress uses. Easier said than done, but I muddled my way through it in two days. Of course it would have been easier to learn if the WordPress Codex was (more) organized. Needless to say, I haven’t mastered it yet, so expect some parts of the site to be “less than fully operational”, at least for the next couple weeks.
I created all the custom graphics for this site in six hours or so, and took another day to test everything on my test server before launching. So far, I’ve tested it on Firefox 2, IE 6, and and IE 7. I’m setting up a virtual test environment using Virtualbox so I can check it with other browsers and operating systems as I modify the template later on.
If you find any errors, or have any problems, please let me know.