AdTiles

Table of Contents

Introduction

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

User experience

A user opens the webpage and sees the initial banner in the placement. On button click, the initial panel expands down and reveals another panel below. All in all, four vertically tiled/expanded panels can be displayed. The ad can offer additional video or other rich media experience. It accommodates a link to the predefined landing page. The panels remain expanded until the “Close” button is clicked, closing a single panel. The ad expands as many times as the user clicks the buttons.

Creative assets

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

  • Backup image (PNG/JPEG), which will be displayed if a user's browser does not support HTML5.
  • Video player needs a MP4/WEBM format video (it is recommended to have more than one video file type).
  • A poster for the video (video container will be black before playing the video if a poster is not provided).
  • 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:
"rows" - number of panels to display in each column (max 10);
"animationDuration"- flipping animation duration in seconds (float, greater than 0);
"perspective" - flipping animation perspective value (int, greater than 500);
"inside" - direction of animation rotation (boolean);
"wrapper" - element containing PanelFlip panels (DOM element);

INFO: Please refer to the Panel Flip 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

  • Click on the call to action button to expand, click on “Close” button to collapse.
  • “Close” button required on expanding panels.
  • Expand direction: down.
  • Landing page opens in a new window.

Audio

  • Available on user initiation only (click). Off by default.
  • Audio mute button or volume control required.

Video

  • Max. video duration: 30 sec.
  • Stop/Pause and Play button controls required.

HTML5 Studio

Compatible components/features for Adtiles

Component/feature Technical Documentation Template in STUDIO
Video Component Documentation Template
HTML Animations Any HTML content animation

How to setup

  1. In the *Initial Settings* step, name your banner, select Category as “Adhesion” and Format as “Adtiles”. 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_Adtiles. 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 below poster assets;
    • Video poster goes as a first additional asset;
    • Backup image should be assigned below all assets.

  5. Click the Next button and adjust the Settings:
  6. NOTE: z-index should be changed to 10
  7. When done, click the Save button in order to see the preview. If everything is fine, click the Submit button.
  8. 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

    Supported Browsers

    Desktop browser version
    Internet Explorer 8 (and bellow) not supported (backup image)
    Internet Explorer 9 fully supported
    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