A couple of months ago someone posted a request on the forum for some up-to-date InfoBarrel banners, for use as referral images on author websites and blogs, as a way to increase referral clickthroughs to the site. While there are some existing banners available from InfoBarrel themselves, they are somewhat lacking in graphical flair.
Since graphics are something I do on a daily basis, I offered to throw something together, and the resulting banners were very well received. I had intended to create further designs, and expand the range of sizes available, before posting them here but it seems I never have enough time for these things. So without further ado, although months late, I present the first few InfoBarrel banners in what may or may not end up being a much bigger collection!
Please note: Internet Explorer users might have issues downloading the animated InfoBarrel banners. If you run into any problems, another browser should sort it. If you're still struggling, send me a PM with your email address and I'll send you the originals :)
125×125 squaresCredit: http://michelledancer.com/2011/04/07/infobarrel-banner-graphics/Credit: http://michelledancer.com/2011/04/07/infobarrel-banner-graphics/Credit: http://michelledancer.com/2011/04/07/infobarrel-banner-graphics/
468×60 bannerCredit: http://michelledancer.com/2011/04/07/infobarrel-banner-graphics/
How to use these graphics
To add a graphic on your own site, first you’ll need to download the image by right-clicking and saving it. You can then upload the image either to your own site (WordPress users can just upload it to your media library) or to an image hosting site like Photobucket. Don't link to the images directly here on InfoBarrel, they won't thank you.
The code to actually insert the banners on your page goes a little something like this:
You can either paste the code directly into your site file where you want it to display, or use the text widget for WordPress. Change the ref_id to your own, and the image source to the newly uploaded image. If you have any trouble either leave me a comment or send me a PM and I'll do my best to help.
If there is demand for different sizes and whatnot, I'll try and find the time to put something together. If not, enjoy these few!