Thursday, 19 January 2017

It's All About The Banners

Resizing Banners or Any Pictures .

How often do you need to resize a perfectly good banner to a different size to suit the place you are advertising in? It’s not good enough to put a large banner when a smaller one is needed, it will just distort the banner to make it fit.
Take a look at the following banner:

300×250 banner

Now this is a great little banner, but the place where I wanted to advertise it would only accept a banner size of 125×125 pixels.




There are plenty of sites that will resize ‘jpeg’ and ‘png’ files, but not animated ‘gif’ files like this one. However I did find this site which is easy to use and completely free. This is the site: http://resizeimage.net/ and this is the resized image I created.

125×125

As you can see, the image resizing has worked a treat with only a slight distortion due to me insisting on a square banner.


Creating Simple Banners.
Here are some banners I created using http://www.bannersketch.eu/ and it only took me around 15 to 20 minutes each banner. This is a completely free service that does have a hosting option, which is ridiculously cheap, if you want to  use it. I don’t because I can just upload them to my blog here and take the image URL from here.
Anyway lets take a look at the banners.
486×60 and 728×90
Plan To prosper Banner


Plan To Prosper banner

Here’s a slightly bigger banner that I can use as a header. Unfortunately BannerSketch only lets us use a maximum width of 728 pixels, but hey it’s a free program and I can work with that. So here’s a 728x 250 banner.
plan to prosper banner

Just for fun I created an even bigger one here, this would probably make a background for a splash page or something. 728×520.
plan to prosper banner

All the above banners were created using the same background image and just cropped to the size required inside BannerSketch. I had great fun making these and most importantly these are unique to me and so it’s now time to see how they work.

This post first appeared on my Viral Team Builder Blog here:>>  http://plantoprosper.viralteambuilderblog.com/creating-and-resizing-banners/?64312=davidgsharp
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