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#1 terrispeakz

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

Hi, All :thumbsup:

Can anyone here help me with step by step instructions for how, after creating a banner in Photoshop cs3, I would go about making the banner "linkable" and creating a code for the banner so that when you click on it, it takes you to a web page. I have a business website and a server through 1and1.com, is there anything else that I would need to make this happen?

Thanks in advance - in case you haven't been told recently - Y'ALL ARE GREAT! :flowers:

TERRI!

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#2 groovicus

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 02:35 PM

It is pretty straight-forward html:

<A HREF="http://www.mycoolwebpage.com"><IMG SRC="banner.gif" ALT="Home"></A>

The HREF portion tells the browser where to go when the banner is clicked, the SRC portion tells the browser where the banner image is located,either in the same directory like this:
|-Directory_where_my_web_Stuff_is
   |-mywebpage.html
   |-banner.gif
Or located in an images directory, which is in turn contained in the directory that contains your webpage.
|-Directory_where_my_web_Stuff_is
   |-mywebpage.html
   |-images
		|-banner.gif

If you use the first example, then you can reference your image as shown in the HTML code I just gave you. If you put the image in a subdirectory, then you need to change the SRC link to say "images/banner.gif"

That's pretty much it.

#3 terrispeakz

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:11 PM

Thank you, Groove :flowers:

I am far too technologically dysfunctional to get this, I see now :thumbsup:

How do you attach a code to an image in the first place? for instance, I make a custom banner...how do I even save the file so that it becomes something that a code is attached to? do I save it as a jpeg? and then how do I re-format it and where, so that it becomes a clickable/linkable image

I hope I'm not frustrating you, but I don't know how to save it, where to store it and how to code it after I've created it

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:19 PM

Howdy, stranger! :thumbsup:

Just save the image as a jpeg or gif to whatever folder on your HD that you want.

Then you upload it to your website, using FTP or the site or file manager in the control panel of your website.

The code isn't actually attached to the image itself, but is in the web page that will includes the image.

Has someone else been managing your site for you up to this point?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:35 PM

AS dialer already mentioned, a clickable banner is simply an image, so there is no code 'attached' to the image. All you are doing is telling the webpage "Hey, I want to display a picture of some sort, and I want it so that when a user clicks on it, they will be taken to my website."

I just had another thought... are you trying to make a clickable banner that you can insert into, say, your signature or something?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 04:38 PM

Ahhhh, I see. Because of our conversation in your CS3 thread, I had assumed that you already had a functional site. But now I realize you're probably just starting to build it.

At 1x1 they have several different site-building tools for your use, depending on which plan you have. They probably have decent tutorials for you to follow. Check those out, and if you have any more questions - any at all! - git yourself back here, girl!

ETA: Good thought, groovicus. I had assumed she wanted to put the banner on her site.

Edited by Dialer, 15 January 2008 - 04:43 PM.


#7 terrispeakz

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:46 PM

Groove, Dialer :thumbsup:

Sup super people

My website is up and functioning www.urbanaspeakz.com...but my webmistress does all of that stuff and she charges for questions!! so I'm trying to figure this out on my own. I have my account with 1and1, and I know how to put images into a file on my FTP server...what I don't understand is this:

Are you saying that I create the image...upload it to the FTP server and then, let's say I do want to put it in my email signature, or on Myspace or anywhere...I would type in the code that Groove provided and when it appears for someone else, instead of seeing the code, they see the image/banner and because of the formatting within the code, all they have to do is click and it can direct them to a website?

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Posted 15 January 2008 - 06:59 PM

what I don't understand is this:

Are you saying that I create the image...upload it to the FTP server and then, let's say I do want to put it in my email signature, or on Myspace or anywhere...I would type in the code that Groove provided and when it appears for someone else, instead of seeing the code, they see the image/banner and because of the formatting within the code, all they have to do is click and it can direct them to a website?

Yes and no and yes, I think. :thumbsup:

Once the image is uploaded to your server, there are various ways you can display it, as you suggested. I can't help you with the e-mail signature, because it's been years since I used anything but web-based mail.

If Myspace allows you to use HTML, then you're good to go with code that groovicus posted. Otherwise, you might find instructions at Myspace telling you how to post an image with a hyperlink (clickable link).

Most forums use board code, which is similar to HTML, and is often specialized, depending on the board software involved. And even more confusing, the code used for putting an image into your signature on a forum is often HTML. So, what I'm saying is that the code is really dependent on where you want to post the banner.

Just so you know, many boards don't allow people to link to commercial sites in their signatures or otherwise, so you'd also need to check the rules of any board where you might want to post it.

Ummmm..... does that help any?

#9 terrispeakz

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:05 AM

DIALER, I'm sorry that I'm sooo late in responding, I've been crazy busy and haven't even had a chance to try it out yet...but I will and I will keep you posted on how it went.

thanks for everything! :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:04 PM

Hi Terri,

No rush, no worries. :thumbsup:




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