Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

HTML Cunundrum


  • Please log in to reply

#1
craftybegonia

craftybegonia

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
Hi! I need some help. :) I've been to a lot of FREE sites that offer Free animated banners, but their animated banners are not clickable. In other words, you make one, but it doesn't go anywhere, it won't take people to your site when clicked, so it cannot help your traffic. Can someone point me to a site where I could get a FREE animated banner that is clickable, as in DIRECT MY TO YOUR SITE...?
Thank you very much! :)

Clotilde
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
NeonFx

NeonFx

    Malware Removal Dude

  • Expert
  • 3,793 posts
Banners and such are just pictures. It has to do with how you code the picture into wherever you're putting it.

For example, click on "Fast Reply" to get a text box. Type something in and select it by clicking and dragging your mouse over it. Then click on the green button with a plus sign and type in a web address (such as http://www.google.com ) and press OK. Then press "Add Reply" and you will see that your "Picture" or "Text block" (which in essence are the same thing) is now clickable.

Google

That is the way to do it in Forums. (or using BBCode [ url ] [ /url ]) If you are using HTML or JavaScript you need to do something different.

http://www.google.co...mage links html

Edited by NeonFx, 24 August 2009 - 09:52 AM.

  • 0

#3
Mrco

Mrco

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
NeonFX is right, it's how you program the settings of the picture, if you will. Not the way the picture is made. If it is a moving picture, like a .gif, then you just need to add <a href="http://www.website.c...site.com/"></a> over the picture.

So if you're moving picture or flash(never tried with flash) was input in HTML like this:
<img src="image/banner.gif">

It would look like this:
<a href="http://www.website.c...site.com/"><img src="image/banner.gif"></a>

It may have undesirable results, like a big border around it. But you can easily remove these inconveniences with parameters.

So:
<a href="http://www.website.c...site.com/"><img src="image/banner.gif" border=0></a>

Edited by Mrco, 24 August 2009 - 03:25 PM.

  • 0

#4
craftybegonia

craftybegonia

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
Thank you guys, took due note of your great advice. A person that doesn't know is like a person who cannot see... :) The most obvious things elude us.

Will try to follow your advice. :)

Take care!
  • 0

#5
Mrco

Mrco

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
Thanks for the compliment. HTML is like the only problem I could solve on this forum lol.
  • 0

#6
craftybegonia

craftybegonia

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
Hi! I'm sorry to report that I have the same problem. I am not a geek (though I wish I were :) ) and sometimes things don't work for me, even when I follow steps. I still don't have a clickable banner (and I need one badly). So, I wnet ahead and made a badge. When I upload it, this is what I get:

<p style="text-align: left;"><img src="http://api.ning.com/...bearbutton.jpg" alt=""/></p>

So, how I make this image clickable and how can I write the code so that the clicking will take people to my site?

Thanks for any help you can give me. Sometimes I feel like i've fallen off a tree. LOL
Clotilde :)
  • 0

#7
Mrco

Mrco

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 15 posts
Wow that is one long address.

So Clotilde, you basically just add your script in between the link tags. I posted what it normally looks like up above, but in your case- it would look like this:

<a href="http://www.website.com/">
<p style="text-align: left;">
<img src="http://api.ning.com/...bearbutton.jpg" alt=""/>
</p></a>

And at the beginning, replace http://www.website.com/, when doing so, remember to keep the "quotations." This links whatever is between a href and /a, whether its text or a picture, or pretty much anything.

Just a small tip: where it says 'alt=""' you could delete that if you don't plan on using it.

Edited by Mrco, 26 August 2009 - 09:17 PM.

  • 0

#8
craftybegonia

craftybegonia

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 44 posts
Thank you Mrco! I will try it! :)

Clotilde
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP