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Creating 728x90 Flash Banner for First Time.  Need To Make a Backup GIF from Flash File.

Posted on 2006-07-21
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Hello,

I need to make a flash banner ad.  It's my first time you could say.  The limits for the ad are 728x90 pixels with a max weight of 30k.  However, once I have created the banner ad,  I need to be able to provide a backup .GIF ad incase flash is not available on a users browser.  What is the easiest way to create a gif animation from a flash file?

here are the dimensions and limits again:

Flash Banner Ad =  728 x 90   |  Max Weight:  30kb

GIF backup Banner Ad =  728 x 90   |  Max Weight:  20kb


Please bear in mind that I have no experience with flash.  I am okay with normal still graphics and working in Adobe Photoshop, but when it comes to animation wether its ImageReady or anything else, I am hopeless.  

Can you suggest any programs or ideas on how to best accomplish my task?

I am creating a banner ad which is related to digital cameras, mobile phones, sony psp's and that sort of thing.  I need to create an attractive and eye-catching ad.   Tell me some tips or creative ideas if you've got any!

Thanks.
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Flash has an export as...  gif and jpeg and png and more..as an option

go ..File/Publish Settings .. check .gif and you can publish both the .swf (with the html page needed for it also if you want)
in one go.

Bear in mind the gif will only contain what is actually showing on the stage at the time.

Tips>>general overview..

don't use fast ..bam bam bam transitions or colour changes like an old batman movie..you know ..pow/sock etc
this annoys the hell out of users.. most banner adds do this

as an example of what not to do..
www.flashkit.com.. the row of flashing adds to the left are just bloody annoying

soft gentle transitions from image to image is the way to go.. a simple easy to read line of text fading in.. holding then
fading out.. an image fading in..then fading out with another fading up to replace it.. etc

here's an example..
http://www3.photo2vcd.com/resource/flash-banner.html

you don't need their software.. do it in flash

Z







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Thanks for your comments.
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