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    Rotating ad banners, client-side or server-side?

    I'm new to this rotating banner code thing and wanted your opinions. I'm using some js right now to control a rotating banner. As I ad more and more ads to the page the file size gets larger and larger. If you use server-side code (perl, etc) do the client-side files stay smaller and load faster?

    Like I said, I'm a rookie.

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    i think in most cases server side is the best way to go for rotating ad banners.
    as for how to write the code, i'm not sure. I havent learned much about server side languages yet.
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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Server side is definitely the way to go as you can actually manage your advertising and track views/clicks, etc.

    As far as "how" to do it, well there are hundreds of ad managers for both php and asp. Have a look around
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    Thanks guys. I had assumed the same thing, but I have a LOT to learn on the client-side and EVERYTHING to learn on the server-side.


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