Banner Sizing

Ad Sizes

Ad Size Description Desktop Tablet Mobile

Placed at the top of each page and within long threads on the Forums.

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Large mobile banner

Placed at the top of each page on mobiles.

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These go at the top of the sidebar and within long threads on the Forums no Mobiles.

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Half-page - Resident Ads Only

Resident ads are shown on the Home and News pages and are not included in most advertising packages.

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Ad Types

Static Ads:

  • Format: JPEG, GIF or PNG*
  • Maximum file size: 100KB, hosted on our server
* Only on Resident Ads

Animated Ads:

  • Format: GIF
  • Maximum file size: 150KB*, hosted on our server
  • Three loops of animation and five frames maximum.
* 250KB for Half-page resident ads

HTML5 Animated Ads:

  • Format: JPEG + HTML + JavaScript
  • Combined Max file size: 200KB, hosted on our server
  • No Video/Audio functionality of HTML5 is supported

Flash Ads:

  • As of 30 June 2016, you’ll no longer be able to upload ads built in Flash.
  • As of January 2017, any Flash ads will set to hidden.
This information is to help you produce your banners and buttons. We also have a Graphic Advertising FAQ page which answers more general questions. If you have problems uploading your adverts, or have any other questions please contact tech support or accounts.