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Using ads to look more professional
« on: February 03, 2012, 09:00:18 PM »
So I was updating my site and I noticed something I find odd. The ad on my site makes the site look more professional. It isn't a fancy ad: 2 colors of text on a white background.

Am I the only one who thinks that a website almost needs a little advertising?

Weird.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012, 09:36:40 PM »
My thought too, at least gives the impression you take your site serious enough to take the time to add advertising...I prefer it...just not too much that I cant find the site...lol too many of those out there.
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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012, 10:27:06 PM »
Josh,

You're right.  That's why I'll put a couple affiliates to fill the space.

Do you know how to make them rotate every few seconds?

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012, 11:05:19 PM »
Yeah Josh,
The fact is that banners and the like have become a ubiquitous visual meme in the design of most commercial websites and
having them in your design invokes a sort of an affinity or "appeal to the professional" kind of response...visually and emotionally.
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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 01:35:54 AM »
Agreed, if you need any ad units on your page let me know :p

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 07:01:01 AM »
@joshuaB
Are you referring to something like the HostGator banner here: http://survivaltrainingonline.com/

The HostGator banner changes because it is an animated GIF file. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 12:21:34 PM »
@joshuaB
Are you referring to something like the HostGator banner here: http://survivaltrainingonline.com/

The HostGator banner changes because it is an animated GIF file. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

Thanks josh, that's it. I'll give it a try. I'm not a coder/programmer but I'm try to learn the basics.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 10:48:46 PM »
@joshuaB
Are you referring to something like the HostGator banner here: http://survivaltrainingonline.com/

The HostGator banner changes because it is an animated GIF file. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Simple_Animations/

Josh,

I've been playing around with GIMP.  I am trying to slow the flash rate.  The tutorial says to double click the layer comment to adjust the delay time.  I've searched and searched but can't find the layer comment in the layer window.  Do you know where it is>

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 12:07:51 AM »
I hate to storm your parade, but I saw the acronym GIMP and wanted to make sure you knew about Paint .NET If you know about it, no worries; if you don't, check it out it's a lot easier to use than GIMP.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 07:15:20 AM »

Josh,

I've been playing around with GIMP.  I am trying to slow the flash rate.  The tutorial says to double click the layer comment to adjust the delay time.  I've searched and searched but can't find the layer comment in the layer window.  Do you know where it is>

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I know nothing about making animated GIFs.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 09:42:40 AM »

Josh,

I've been playing around with GIMP.  I am trying to slow the flash rate.  The tutorial says to double click the layer comment to adjust the delay time.  I've searched and searched but can't find the layer comment in the layer window.  Do you know where it is>

Thanks,

joshuab

I know nothing about making animated GIFs.
@Josh...sorry, you pointed me toward the tutorial so I thought you may have used it. No problem.

@j4mo...I've used Paint on Microsoft to design my headers. Is it the same Paint?  I'll give it a try.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 10:30:21 AM »
@j4mo...I've used Paint on Microsoft to design my headers. Is it the same Paint?  I'll give it a try. [/quote]

Absolutely not. http://www.getpaint.net/ is completely different than the old/default paint. Check it out it might save you a lot of time fumbling with GIMP.

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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 10:15:35 PM »
So I was updating my site and I noticed something I find odd. The ad on my site makes the site look more professional. It isn't a fancy ad: 2 colors of text on a white background.

Am I the only one who thinks that a website almost needs a little advertising?

Weird.

Have a great weekend!

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The best sites about blogging and web design have really nice relevant ads (like smashing magazine).  It does make them look more professional.
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Re: Using ads to look more professional
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2012, 11:18:52 PM »
The greatness/problems with GIMP is in its complexity: You can do so much stuff with it, sometimes its hard to do the simple stuff.
I really like it, however. It lets even a non-graphics person like me make decent graphics.
Yeah, sometimes the tutorials aren't exactly accurate, but they do help. Depends on which version you have.
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