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    Your favourite banner.

    Not too sure if this is the right board for this post, but here goes.

    I have created these banners over the last month or two and would like to get some general feed back on them, as well as which is the most popular.

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    well, if its about design, style and all, they're ok, besides the last one...

    but (yeah, there's always a but), banners have one purpose, one only, SELLING... and when you have to "mouse over" to see a little something, as simple as the URL, website name or something, it's obviously not doing it's job...

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    Maybe I should not have called these banners, and called them online interest generating media art.

    Maybe I could have squeezed in:

    My name (company and personal), logo, site url, email address, mailing address, some urls of sites that I have done before, hourly rate, any special offers on at the moment, previous customer comments, a picture of my cat, the time in Paris, Milan and Newcastle, and last but not least a bit that talks about my affilate scheme why you can copy and paste the code so you too can have your very own patch banner on your site.

    Please.

    The purpose of banners is not just sell, sell, sell. They can also be used to display flash, graphics or design skills, and generate interest through use of interesting graphics and ideas.

    Why bring everything down to the lowest common denominator. Advertising in general pisses me off because of all the "don't rock the boat" keep within certain standards crap that we see so often, which means that little new stuff gets through and so amplifies the problem of everyone seeing that banners are only any good for selling.

    Sorry if this has turned into a bit of a rant but when people are so short sighted it does me in. This is my 100th post as well and it felt worth it.

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    Originally posted by choclate vanilla
    The purpose of banners is not just sell, sell, sell. They can also be used to display flash, graphics or design skills, and generate interest through use of interesting graphics and ideas.
    well, isnt that selling : generate interest... =)

    generate interest, to bring visitors to your website for example, IT IS selling... =)


    Originally posted by choclate vanilla
    Why bring everything down to the lowest common denominator. Advertising in general pisses me off because of all the "don't rock the boat" keep within certain standards crap that we see so often, which means that little new stuff gets through and so amplifies the problem of everyone seeing that banners are only any good for selling.
    i know exactly what you mean, but, what is important to understand here is that what i wrote "purpose of banners = selling" is the opinion that EVERY surfers have concerning banners : it's starts when you're wired to the internet for the first time, and you go to porn sites by accident or on purpose, and then when you start to get more "web wise" and start to go to "official known sites" and have a few banners or those few popup windows about classmates and all... after a while you realise there's banners everywhere, search engines, forums, sites like MSN, sports sites, porn sites of course, financial sites, banking sites, and so on... in all the sites you visited that have banners, not once you've seen a banner NOT trying to advertise something... so, how could you possibly think, as a web surfer, that banners are not for selling... =)

    as artists, we all hope that our work will be seen as a piece of art, but in reality... =)

    don't see banners as what you want them to be, but as what they really are : advertising tools... from that angle you might understand the in&out of it... and work to reach your goal with your banner-work... =)

    (thats how i started in the "web-design" industry : designing porn banners, and, believe me, IT IS an art )
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    I don't think that there was anything interesting enough on the two rollover banners that would have made me rollover the banner to see what happens. If I went to a web site and saw those banners, I probably would have never moved my mouse over them to see what happens, unless it was by accident. I think the third one, the TV static, would work better if periodically it would give a quick glimpse of what was underneath it, like a TV with bad reception. That would draw my attention enough to mouseover it and see what happens.

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    I have to agree. You shouldn't have to roll over a banner to see to advertisment. One thing that they teach in Design and Advertising, is simplicity. You want everything to be noticed at once. You want to sell at a glance. You can come up with some really creative things that are really simple. I noticed that you said that you were ranting a bit. Don't take this the wrong way, but get used to the critisism. It's all creative. Especially if you are working in the Design field. If you take everything so literal you won't keep the customers. You have to except the critisism. It's part of being an Artist. Not everyone is going to see what you see.

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