IAB Pushdown

Table of Contents

Introduction

This is a highly customizable and very easy to use IAB Pushdown template.

User experience

On the initial visit, the initial area of the 980x400 banner automatically expands to 980x600 and pushes the web page’s content down. Once expanded, the banner offers additional video or other rich media experience. The expanded banner accommodates a link to the predefined landing page. The ad maintains this size until “Close” button click. The ad expands as many times as the user clicks the banner or reopens the webpage.

Creative assets

The following items are to be delivered by a creative agency:

  • Video player needs a MP4/WEBM/OGV format videos (it is recommended to have more than one video file type).
  • A poster for the video, if there will be a video wall (the wall will be black before playing the video if no poster will be provided).
  • In case the browser is very old and doesn't support HTML5, the backup image (PNG/JPEG) is required (set in additional assets).
  • Banner assets containing manifest.json file and HTML file zipped together with images, scripts and other material.

NOTE: manifest.json file and HTML file should be in the root directory of the .zip file.

Customizing the banner

The file “index.html” can be adjusted to customize the banner components.

NOTE: In order to use Adform components for HTML, it is necessary to define global preloadQueue array, where you push all the wanted components to preload before script execution and to load Adform.DHTML.js

These are the values that can be changed:

  • "clicktag" - banner's / video player's landing page landing page;
  • "target"- banner's landing page target;
  • "video" - setting different video parameters;
  • "sources" - video files;
  • "poster" - video poster.

INFO: Please refer to the Video Player component for more detailed information on component setup and behavior.

Manifest.json file

  • Manifest.json file should define the ad dimensions and the HTML file which is used as a banner source.
  • HTML file should include Adform HTML library which enables the banner to receive a clickTAG variable:
    <script src="https://s1.adform.net/banners/scripts/rmb/Adform.DHTML.js"></script>

Specifications

  • Auto- expand, “Close” button click to collapse.
  • Landing page URL opens in a new window.
  • Expand direction for the top ad: pushdown.

Audio

  • Available on user initiation only (click). Off by default.
  • Maximum volume level must be reasonable and user friendly.
  • Audio mute button or volume control required.

Video

  • Starts automatically.
  • Video duration: 30 seconds max. Replay allowed with user initiation.
  • Stop and Play button controls required.

Note: Please refer to the Video Player component for more detailed information on Video component setup and behavior.

HTML5 Studio

Compatible components/features for IAB Pushdown Ad(Single File)

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How to setup

  1. In the *Initial Settings* step, name your banner, select Category as “IAB Branding” and Format as “IAB Pushdown (Single file)”. Select a Banner Batch from the drop-down menu.
  2. When it's done, click the Next button.
  3. In the next step, you are asked to select or upload assets. If you have previously uploaded the assets to the system, click the Select button and choose Banner source, i.e. select HTML File named HTML_IAB Pushdown_(single_file). Make sure that the clickTAG is present.

  4. NOTE: Additional assets should be assigned by default order:
    • Video files ( MP4/WEBM/OGV formats) should be assigned as first assets;
    • Video poster goes below video files.

  5. Click the Next button.
  6. Adjust the Settings:
  7. When done, click the Save button in order to see the preview. If everything is fine, click the Submit button.

Additional info

In order to deliver HTML5 banners fully compliant with the specs, follow the instructions on Producing HTML5 banners in Adform Test and Support Center: http://test.adform.com/testpage/banner-specifications/

Supported Browsers

Desktop browser version
Internet Explorer 9 (and bellow) limited animation
Internet Explorer 10 & 11 fully supported
Edge fully supported
Firefox (newest version) fully supported
Chrome (newest version) fully supported
Safari (newest version) fully supported

Tablet Operating System Browser
iOS 8.1 (and above) Safari & Chrome
Android 4.0 (and above) Native, Chrome & Firefox

Other

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