HTML5 Banner Ads

HTML5 Banner Ads

The creation of HTML5 banners requires skills that covers HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create a part of the website that people see and interact with.  HTML is the language that defines how each element is pieced together, and how it is presented as a sequence of events in a web browser to deliver its story. 


My First Banner













Hello World! Courtesy of Kurt Dommermuth


CSS helps to style the HTML  – including the use of CSS3 transforms, selectors, clipping, font imports and much more.  JavaScript plays a part in  animating a banner and how to use functions to assign clickTags and MouseOver events, linked to a particular web page.

HTML development sometimes involves databases, and server side languages such as PHP.  An HTML5 banner is like a mini website in many cases.  

Why HTML5?

If you have visited mainstream media websites, you have seen banners.  They are the advertisements that help pay for the content you’re consuming.  Up until August 1, 2015, these banners were sometimes made with Adobe Flash.  On this date Google decided that banners made with Flash would be paused by default.  Users would have to click on a banner for it to animate. This was obviously unacceptable to advertisers, so Google simultaneously proposed that everyone involved in digital ads, use a technology called HTML5.  Google promised that if your banner was made using HTML5, it would not only automatically play, but it would also play on mobile devices, which Flash could not.   So, there we were. Google Chrome currently enjoys a considerable share of the browser market.  Enough that, everyone knew that there was no choice but to use HTML5.

Graphicraft is pleased to offer to build HTML5 banner as a service, for a small fee we  can produce Banner Ads that will conform to industry standards, ready to deliver to your Ad agency for placement.  Please contact us if you have something in mind, we will be pleased to go over your idea and offer you a budgetary quote and estimation of the time for completion


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