Hello dear fans of BannerSnack,
Here are our latest news:
1. New templates
Now you can choose new templates for static banners. These new templates are available for the 3 most popular sizes: Leaderboard, Medium rectangle and Wide skyscraper.
Check them out! They are beautiful and you can use them for inspiration!
2. Real-size templates
We think it’s better for you guys to see the templates the way they really are. It’s less confusing and more fun. So starting today, all templates are shown in their true size.
There are less than 20 days left before Black Friday 2013, the most important day of the year for many retailers and service businesses. This means there is a lot of planning going on: campaigns, emails, offers that you or your marketing team are working on right now to boost the Black Friday sales. If the planning involves online advertising, we have a tip: create banner ads with BannerSnack.
The new BannerSnack app has a fresh interface, new buttons and a new color palette. It is very easy to work with, so anybody can create banner ads, even if they’re not designers and they haven’t created one ad in their life.
To make the banner add an image or set a nice background, present the offer, add a button and click “Save and Publish”. Don’t forget to set the URL, and then use your banner ad with an advertising network or embed it in your website.
We wish you a successful Black Friday and many sales!
Yes, BannerSnack speaks 7 languages now: English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. The website will be displayed in your language, based on your IP location.
Of course, if you prefer the English version, you can change that manually. Just identify the language box on the lower right of the website.
Customer support will keep being offered in English-only. The support team (or anyone else here at SnackTools for that matter) doesn’t speak as many languages as BannerSnack, but they make up for that in being nice and helpful.
We hope you’ll be as glad as us about BannerSnack being available into more regions and countries.
There will be more news about BannerSnack soon, just wait and see.
Halloween is almost here! If you have a special holiday offer to advertise or if you’d fancy a celebratory Facebook cover photo, go to BannerSnack and make it just the way you want it.
To make a Halloween banner ad or cover photo, use some of the following elements in your banner:
- the color orange – Black and orange combinations are great for this holiday.
- pumpkins - Nothing screams Halloween more than a carved pumpkin. You can use your own image of it, a photo from Flickr or one of the BannerSnack cliparts. Click Add clipart, choose Objects and scroll down to see our collection of Halloween pumpkins.
- Halloween message – words like candies, costumes, fall, October, trick or treat, witch, ghost, haunted, monster, vampire, scary, spooky, scream are often used in Halloween messages and wishes.
If you haven’t used BannerSnack before, check out a tutorial or two. You’ll see how easy to use it is!
BannerSnack has just been reviewed by ILoveFreeSoftware and it was included on their 5 free banner making online tools list.
They think BannerSnack is one of the best ways to create commercial banner ads as it lets people add transitions and create animations without much effort. They have decided that BannerSnack is the best choice for people who are looking for a simple banner maker, and also that it makes them feel like a professional ad makers.
You can create unlimited static or animated banners with BannerSnack.
When you’re inside the BannerSnack app, the only limitation is your imagination. And if you feel stuck there, you can always take a look at the templates and be inspired. BannerSnack has some amazing features that make it suitable to be used by big agencies, freelance designers or small business owners.
You can check the review or tell us your opinion of BannerSnack here, in comments!
After reading part 1 and part 2 about starting and creating banners with BannerSnack, you’re ready to make a more complex banner ad.
TWO OR MORE SLIDES
All your slides appear on the lower side of BannerSnack. If you’ve started from a template you might not need to add or remove any slide – just edit them one by one. However, if you want to learn more about this, keep reading.
You can add a new, blank slide by clicking “New slide” below your banner ad or you can add a copy of your first slide by clicking the Duplicate icon on the right. You can remove a slide by clicking the red “x”.
Other things you can change on you banner now are the following:
♦ Slide duration – (Proprieties tab) set the number of seconds you want a slide to last.
♦ If you want your slide to loop (play slides continuously) and uncheck the box for “Stop slide” for all slides. If you don’t want that, make sure the last slide in your banner has the “stop slide” option checked.
♦ Transition – The tab is right next to Proprieties, and it will allow you to choose a transition effect and set the transition’s duration.
♦ If you want to check a preview of the whole banner ad, click Play.
♦ To hyperlink your entire banner go to Settings -> Click actions and enter the URL.
When you’re done, click Publish. You’ll be taken to your banner’s page and other options as well: Edit, Edit name, Edit as new (this will create a copy of your banner ad), Delete.
Part 1 has already explained how you can get started with BannerSnack. Now we can start playing with it!
ONE SLIDE BANNER
On one slide you can have background and objects: text, image, button & cliparts. To select an object click on it. You can resize it with your mouse or move it with drag and drop. You can edit objects using the panel on the right, that appears when an object is selected. There you’ll see the following options:
♦ Layer options (send to back/ front) andcopy + paste options ♦ Proprieties – they are different proprieties options for text, clipart, image and buttons ♦ Actions - (what will happen when people click on the object) The default is None, but you can also set it to Go to Url or ClickTag (set the URL) or Go to slide. ♦ Build in – Here you can choose the effect type that will show when the object appears on the slide, the effect duration, delay and other options. You can remove it by clicking Clear. ♦ Build out – Choose an effect for when the text disappears. Read the rest of this entry »
Making a professional banner ad isn’t hard if you’re using the right tool. This article series will explain you how to make banner ads like a pro, without having to install any program on your computer. All you need is an internet connection to access BannerSnack.
BannerSnack may seem a bit complicated at first, but rest assured, you will soon see how easy to use it is.
To enter the application go to bannersnack.com, log in and click “ Make a banner”.
Choose a banner size to begin. There are 19 preset sizes. If you need a different size you can set it here, but there won’t be any templates for the custom sizes.
Each size has many templates. To view one of them, move your mouse over it and click Preview. If you are a beginner, I suggest you start from a template that’s similar to what you have in mind for your banner and click “Start from this”.
You can ignore the templates and “Start from blank”, but that’s not recommended if you aren’t familiar with the BannerSnack app.