An advertising sign composed entirely of HTML-coded text (instead a graphics image).
It pre-dates Dynamic HTML, being created by overlapping formatted tables for a 3-dimensional
"shadow" effect, and is faster to download than an image. Try it out below:
To create your own banner for use, just select the
wording and colours of your choice, view the result, and then
right-mouse-click anywhere in the lower (white) frame to get
your browser's pop-up menu. From that menu select "view-source" to
view the actual HTML-code that creates the banner. Then select
(ie. highlight) the entire code, copy it to your clipboard and
then paste it into any part of your own webpage (or paste the code
into a new Notepad document and save it as an HTML file, eg. mybanner.htm).
Although the source-code may seem long, the resulting banner/file will only be
about 3K in size.
For best effect, choose two text-colours that both stand out
against an opposite background.
To create two lines of text, add a break tag by keying
<BR> between any two words
To make a wider gap between any words, key a space,
then a non-breaking-space tag ( ), then another space
(eg. Hello There).
Because of Netscape and MS-Explorer browser table-differences, the
Text-Colour and Shadow showing in your browser type
will appear swapped around in the alternative make.
If concerned about the effect of this, use the "reverse-view"
button to check the colour balance for the alternative browser.
Alternatively we hope to make a full "cross-browser" solution available