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How to Create a Flash Banner for Your Website

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Create a Flash Banner for Your Website

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Do you want to advertise your website? If so, read on to learn how to create a Flash banner - it's simple to do and can even benefit your business.

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  1. 1
    Open Flash and create a new document.
  2. 2
    Click
    Click "550x400 pixels" to change the size (Flash 8)
    Change the size of the document to a standard banner size. Units are available here.
  3. 3
    Follow the directions described by the section depending on the type of ad you wish to make.

Static Image Banner

  1. 1
    Create your content for the banner. Start by making a button and putting your content there.
  2. 2
    Now, add your ActionScript code to the button to open your webpage. Something like this will do:
    on (press) { this.getURL("http://www.wikihow.com/"); }
    
    This code means "Open www.wikihow.com in the same window."

Animated Banner

  1. 1
    Create a movie clip and put your media in it.
  2. 2
    Add ActionScript to the clip. It looks like this:
    onClipEvent (mouseDown) { this.getURL("http://www.wikihow.com/"); }
    

Final Steps

  1. 1
    Publish and enjoy! You can now submit your ad to places like Google AdWords, etc.

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edit Things You'll Need

  • Flash (a free trial is available)
  • Your ad/banner creative
  • Money/credit card (optional and only needed to pay for the ads)