There are a lot of customers asking for tips on how to make their BannerSnack banner ads smaller in file size (Exported SWF only). But firstly, before throwing some advanced tips, we need to understand how BannerSnack banners are built and how their file size is actually build-up.
1. Base engine
An empty banner will always include the main BannerSnack engine. The one that controls the slides, the objects and the animations.
This can’t be avoided (6KB charge)
2. FlashEff engine
When you add an effect (Build In/Build Out/Filter), BannerSnack will automatically include the FlashEff base engine (optimized for BannerSnack), which weights 16 KB. It sounds a lot, but it is an unbreakable piece of code that needs to be there for each of those cool effects to take place. This base engine is optimized byte by byte and includes over 10,000 lines of code that will make your effects become eye-catching. FlashEff base engine will be included ONLY ONCE per banner and ONLY if you have at least an effect within the banner.
This is the piece of resistance, the most impressive part of BannerSnack banner ads. To avoid using the FlashEff effects you have to make sure that you’re NOT using any effects/transitions at all. (save about 16KB) – NOT RECOMMENDED