Banner Resources


There are many resources on the web to help you make great looking graphics. Here are a list of sites ordered by category that can be used to enhance your work.

Banner Information and Tips

www.carolinabannerexchange.com/banner-ad-comeback.htm - An excellent collection of links and articles concerning banner ads.

www.iab.net - The Internet Advertising Bureau.  Contains standards and guidelines for banner advertising.

Flash Banners

www.bannermakerproforflash.com - Easily create banner ads and flash intros (swf files). Does not require flash. From the makers of Banner Maker Pro.

Image Hosting

www.imageshack.us - Allows hosting of image files, including flash files. Files can be uploaded directly from Banner Maker Pro by clicking on the "Upload to ImageShack" button.

www.photobucket.com - Allows hosting of image files, including flash files. Also allows hosting banner ads.

GIF Crunchers and Reducers

www.gifreducer.com - This free online gif shrinker will shrink both animated and static gifs. The dithering options can also be set to improve the output.

www.jpegreducer.com - This is a free jpeg compressor that will shrink jpg files and photos.

www.chemware.co.nz/tgo.htm - Trout's Gif Optimizer is an gif optimizer for Windows. The program is free, but you can get a banner free program for a donation.

Backgrounds and Buttons

www.axclipart.com - Almost 150,000 all free webgraphics, which include over 33,000 backgrounds, bullets, webpage divider lines, and over 75,000 buttons with blank and pre-created buttons.

www.abcgiant.com - This website has a large number of backgrounds and buttons and other web graphics. Definitely worth a look. Requires free login.

Clipart

www.clipart.com - The web's largest subscription-based collection of clipart, photos, fonts, animations and sounds.

www.pdclipart.org - A large selection of public domain clipart.

www.clker.com - royalty free and public domain clipart.

www.publicdomainpictures.net - Royalty free stock photos. All pictures are free for commercial and personal use.

Stock Photos

www.sxc.hu - A collection of royalty-free photos.

www.corbis.com - Professional stock photography.

www.istockphoto.com - Professional stock photography.

www.gettyimages.com - Professional stock photography.

Fonts

www.searchfreefonts.com - An easy to search directory of fonts.

www.fontfoundry.com - Another excellent collection of fonts.

www.fontfreak.com - A nice collection of fonts and dingbats for PC And Mac.

www.myfonts.com - An excellent collection of fonts for sale with an easy to use search tool.