“Who needs banners, and why is our dear Velda designing them?” Yes, I hear you. I’m anti-ad too. But these are the kind that go at the top of the site to show of its own features. Recently at my day job (actually its a day, night, and everything in between job, but I love it) we announced some new features in an attempt to coax our clients into moving to PHP5 servers before we have to move them. Along with virtual dedicated servers so if they had to stay on php4, they’d be able to have a custom environment. And do you think they took the bait? Nope.
So we scratched our heads a while, then realized that maybe we should advertise these changes. On our own site. So we checked out a couple of sites that advertise their own stuff on the front page, and decided a rotating banner script would do the trick.
We decided that true banner-sized banners would be less effective, as people would simply skip over them without even consciously thinking about it. So we made billboard sized ads instead. Incidentally, this size does not fit on my site very well. But obviously if you did this on your site you’d design for your own space. I’ve had to shrink these a little, but if you’ll click on them you can see how they look on the site. (And i do intend to work on the site layout again soon)
So, armed with just Futura, Impact, and a few credits at stockexpert, here’s what what we came up with: