nielsencl's picture
Will you be providing more color options in the future for the creatives? The current 3 are a little limited... :-) Thanks, Chris
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David's picture

Absolutely!

If you have any suggestions, let us know and we'll keep them in mind as we release other colors.

rem's picture

Dear David,

simple table or div-based banners (for examples 1-4 rows) for self-customizable appearance? No logos, just the covers, the text related to the journals.

I would like to publish a simple "div" setting own colors and other styles and simply add your JS that shows up the covers and the unformatted text.

Best regards

Reto

David's picture

Hi Rem and nielsencl,

We should be able to definitely help the two of you out with your requests. I'm going to forward your requests over to Karen Schubert, our new Partner Communications Manager, and she'll work with our Designers to get something back to you as quickly as possible.

Please keep in mind that we'll be taking additional feedback on color options before we roll out the next versions.

Maybe we should let all of our partners pick? What do you think?

Karen's picture

Hi Rem and nielsencl,

Thanks for your great suggestions. I will be working to make these changes as soon as possible. Feel free to ping me with any other comments including color suggestions (pink, anyone?).

sharac's picture

I would like widgets etc that are black, light purple and white ackgrounds to fit in with my sites

nielsencl's picture

I'd like to see a small or large selection of average colors, and the option to use those geeky numeric color codes so the nerds can match their sites exactly.

The more intergrated you can have your ads the better they should work.

mitch's picture

rem:

We're definitely looking at additional colors/themes to add without making the number of choices overwhelming.

With respect to our JavaScript based ads the "do it yourselfer" can select the basic look (layout) they would like to have and after copying the ad code, make a few tweaks to the stylesheet that was included in that copy. However, a quick word of warning -- the stylesheet was crafted with the selected IAB size in mind, so DIY'ers, beware!

nielsencl's picture

Well, white would be nice to start with.

Karen's picture

While our engineering team is working on a solution to allowing you to pick and choose from a wide variety of colors for all of the promotion tools, I wanted to provide you with a "cheat" in order to change the flash widget colors to your liking. Play around with this and please share what you create. We'd love to see what you all do with this HTML.

*Note: this workaround will only work for the flash widget as the other promotional items are graphic-based and the widget is flash-based.

Here's the secret:
You can change the colors of the widgets by changing the color1 and color2 variables that are highlighted in red below:

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="210" height="240" id="color test" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="movie" value=http://img.tradepub.com/images/bimages/210x240catselect_scroll.swf?
ptnr=www&color1=3D86C2&color2=B1CEE6&cat=&catnum=0 /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src=http://img.tradepub.com/images/bimages/210x240catselect_scroll.swf?
ptnr=www&color1=3D86C2&color2=B1CEE6&cat=&catnum=0 quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="210" height="240" name="color test" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" wmode="transparent" /></object>

All you need are the hex codes for the two colors.

Karen's picture

Thanks to everyone who responded to nielsencl's thread about adding color options to the Ad Wizard creatives! Please check out the front page of RevResponse to participate in a poll where you can vote for the color you'd like to see available next. If you color choice is missing please comment on the poll so we can get you what you need to make the most out of your promotions.