How to create expandable banners

I’ve created a million flash banners in my day, but I’ve always paid someone else to create the more complex banners, i.e. expandable size banner, banner that plays video, etc. How can I create that stuff on my own? Is there a Macromedia plug-in that I can use? Or is it as simple as creating a Flash movie that expands on roll over?

Any information you can give me would be helpful. I’ve already hit up Flash Kit, but everything there seems very out of date.

Thanks,

I am interested in doing that also, however, I haven’t had much luck either.

It needs both flash and javascript, it’s been discussed here before:

Some of the advert agencies have downloadable kits to get you started:

Thanks for the links. I hate being redundant, but this should be a more talked about topic. I’m sure there are a million agencies out there that pump out about 10 - 20 banner ads a month and there is a great need for universal standards.

That’s the thing that bugs me with clickTags. They were standardized by Macromedia, but I have yet to see two websites that do it the same way. But that’s another topic.

Thanks,

expandablebanners dot com

  • You do not need any Ad serving company such as Double Click.
  • You can customize the dimensions. (Horizontal, Verticle, Square, Peel, Fullscreen)
  • They use a combination of Flash, Javascript and CSS/DHTML
  • They are compatible with IE, Firefox, Safari, Opera… for both PC & Mac)
  • You can set a timer to open or close.
  • You can set how many times the banner opens.
  • These banners overlap content, not to be confused with pushing content down.
  • You will need to create 2 different banners, one in the original size and another in the larger expanded format.
  • Can be integrated into your existing websites or inserted into a banner tracking/rotating system (such as Xigla.com)
  • The scripts are throughly commented and easy to understand.