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Whats the max file size you would allow for 468 x 60 banner ads?

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  • Whats the max file size you would allow for 468 x 60 banner ads?

    I am using Php ads New to deliver non generic banner ads that my ad clients custom make for display on my forum...

    My web master set a 30k file limit

    But I just got a STUNNING 147k banner

    It was more a mini movie than a banner - it was awesome looking!

    But I asked em to reduce it - I got it back reduced to about 58k...

    And it looked a little leass sharp and less impressive.. bummer..

    whats the vibe out there on banner file size allowance?

    Wahts the max reccomended?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jules

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    Your call really, considering though that for users who are restricted to a dial-up internet connection, files of this magnitude will take far longer to load and will generally slow the page down.

    I tend to stick somewhere around 20k-50k for banners on my site.
    John

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      It will take someone on dialup about 30 seconds just to download that 150K "banner" and that isn't counting the rest of the page. It has been shown that for every 5 seconds after the first 12 seconds, you will lose 10% of your visitors as they move on to other sites... so that 150K banner will cause you to lose about 30% of your visitors right off the bat. I limit any banners to 15K or less.

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