Synchronized

Table of Contents

Introduction

This is a very easy to use Synchronized template.

User experience

Format consists of standard responsive Leaderboard and two responsive side rails. The Banners accommodate a link to the predefined landing page.

Creative assets

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

  • An HTML5 File for Responsive Leaderboard Banner.
  • An HTML5 File for Responsive left rail.
  • An HTML5 File for Responsive right rail.
  • In case the browser is very old and doesn't support HTML5, the backup images (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.

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

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>

How to setup

Creating Rich Media Banner

In order to create a Rich Media ad, navigate to the Banners page, then click the Create button and select Rich Media Ad option from the drop-down menu.

Creating Standard Leader-board Banners

  1. In the Initial Settings step, name your banner, select Category as “Dsiplay” and Format as “Standard”. 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_Standard. Make sure that the clickTAG is present.
  4. Click the Next button.
  5. Adjust the Settings:
  6. When done, click the Save button in order to see the preview. If everything is fine, click the Submit button.

The same steps should follow for the side rails.

Creating Synchronized Banner

  1. Finally, create a Synchronized Ad which will be the Synchronized Ad. When in the Banners page (1), click the Create button and select the Synchronized Ad option from the drop-down menu (2).
  2. When a new page opens, you have to select previously created Standard Leader-board and 3D Box Banners.
    Do not forget to name the banner by adding the Description.
  3. When done, click the Save button in order to see the preview. If everything is fine, click the Submit button.

NOTE: Advanced positioning should be used for responsive skin and positioning should be updated according the image below.

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://creative.adform.com/support

The format requires an additional script to be loaded before the tag. In order to do that, navigate to the Tags section in the Adform system. Select the needed tag and click the “JavaScript URLS” button. Paste in the following custom script URL and tick the “Load before banner” check-box.

Custom Script URL: http://s1.adform.net/Banners/Elements/Files/59418/1939606/divFix.js?bn=%%ADFTAGID%%;rnd=%%ADFRND%%;

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

Other

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