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When you hear about banners, you instinctively think of birthdays, school festivities, and other special occasions. What most forget is the fact that banners are also used by establishments for advertising purposes as it is used as a branding or a form of announcement and is widely used in the Interweb’s market.
There are different ways in approaching in creating banners. Depending on what you are going to use it for and where you are going to use it, it will make a huge difference on how you’ll make your layout. If you are creating a banner to use for your website, Free CSS Layouts on our website is a good resource to check out to help you in building your webpage.
Walking around busy city streets, no one could not notice banners hung and pasted up by the walls or poles. Nowadays, where the digital world is a common place to go to with just a click, you could notice well-designed banners in horizontal or vertical orientation in almost any sites you visit.
Banners are mostly used for advertising as it entices potential clients by just having one banner posted in several platforms in the Internet. However, more often than not, banners are also for personal use—for birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, or any other occasions. From independent companies, private or government establishments, and even your community farmers’ market, whatever the reason you have in creating one, it matters not. What matters is that your banner is able to do its purpose.
Before you start designing your banner, you need to create a layout first. When creating a layout there are things you must consider:
With the use of Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, you can create your banner’s layout. The most common dimension used when creating a banner varies on how much space you are willing for your banner to take up in your webpage. The most common sizes ranges from 100px × 3000px for horizontal ones, while 3000px × 100px is the standard for vertical ones. Vectors and typography are then used for designing the layout, and the colors will depend on your sites color and theme of the banner.
Most of the time, creating a layout depends on the size needed. Just like Web pages, Photoshop and Illustrator can be used in canvasing and creating the layout. The use of vector, images, and typography is used for designing, and the color depends on where you want your banner to be hung or used. Some magazines would use a banner to distinguish categories (see Magazine Print Layout Templates for reference), for example, and the color and design varies completely on the topic and color of the page’s background.
Creating a banner is now made easy with our samples provided available to download for a modest price and in PSD and editable for your own customization. To learn more on how to implement your banner into your Web page check, out some HTML5 Layout Templates samples on our website.