Let’s get something straight right from the beginning. The whole process of planning, creating and monitoring a Banner Ad campaign is a hassle.
A static banner takes the shape of an image that might contain graphics and text. Most of these static banners are .jpg files, but you can also find them in .png, and .gif. GIF banners can be static and animated, but we’ll talk more about GIFs in the next “lesson”.
We’re going to start a 3-post series about the three main banner types: flash, gif banners and static. We’ll give you a short definition for each of them and we’ll tell you what advantages and disadvantages each of them carry (promise it won’t be as boring as it sounds).