how do i create a motion banner? is it possible?

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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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Hi Wesley

While it is yet not an option to upload a flash movie for your banner you could try to do something similar to my rotating banner using several images at a 3 second interval. http://honeybearplayhomes.synthasite....

I created my main background image with no text with this free generator. Just input the banner dimensions from the style you are using and adjust the color and create. ( I am working on a tutorial as we speak and will hopefully be done soon.
http://creatr.cc/backgrounds/

I did my rotating banner with of all things Windows Publisher. An easy to use program that most all PCs have. I made and found many graphics through paid and free services and then imported them into Publisher. When you are done with placement of all images then go to (File) then (Save as) then in the (Save as type) scroll down box select (Gif) then click the (Change) button then click on the dot for (Commercial Printing 300dpi) then the (Ok) button then type your desired file name then (Save)

Then I used Microsoft Picture Manager to crop and re-size the image to the pixel dimensions for the banner of my chosen style. (Just crop to the outside of the main background image as this is the dimensions of your style banner then resize)

This allowed me to use the highest quality image to reduce and then use as my banner images.

I created the rotating banner effect with this free generator. Mine is set to 3 seconds intervals. Just upload the images you wish to use and create then save the produced rotating GIF image.
http://www.myspacegens.com/handler.ph...

To take any graphics you have with a non transparent (white or another color) background use the following free online tool to make them a transparent image. This removes the background color and you can import into publisher and overlay on top of your main banner background without the graphics background to make it look out of place. Once you upload your image click "Edit" then scroll down to "Transparify" in the popup box click on the background of the image and then after the tool makes the background transparent save the image by right clicking and saving.
http://www.gifworks.com/cgi-bin/gifwo...

To make my text in my banner I used the following free online logo generator set to transparent and then imported them into publisher.
http://creatr.cc/creatr/

I hope that helps you out and you create something great. I can't wait to see it... Look for the full tutorial soon to come...

Happy site building
Ed
http://honeybearplayhomes.com/
http://honeybearplayhomes.synthasite....
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Hi there Wesley,
You can add animation to your banner - here is a great thread on the topic:

http://getsatisfaction.com/SynthaSite/topics/can_i_ebmed_a_flash_animation_instead_of_an_image_in_the_banner

I hope this answers your question.
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Ed-a-Torials @ Honey Bear Playhomes, Champion

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Hey Jeremy

Nice to see a new cupcake rep around the forums... ;)

Although long winded in my reply I tried to be as concise and in one place for the answer as I could. The thread you shared while yes has some useful information it also at the same time can be quite confusing to the new or novice user to read the replies in that thread and think it possible to upload flash to your banner when it is not.

I simply wanted to include this footer to your reply... Hope you don't take offense... ;)

Ed
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Arian Popalyar

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i want to move the position of my buttons but it is fixed help
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Brianna

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Hi Arian,
Would you mind sharing which buttons you are speaking of? Please share your site URL so we can take a peek into what you are asking and provide further information. Thanks!
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Arian Popalyar

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and also is there any easy way to create interactive banner?
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Brianna

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Hi Arian,
You can certainly create an interactive banner. Are you thinking a rotating banner? A clickable banner? The Animated GIF Maker will help you to create a rotating banner, and here are steps for creating a clickable banner:
1. Add the picture to your page, using the Picture Widget.
2. Click on "Edit" on your Picture Widget which will bring up a dialog box.
3. Click on "Choose A Link" and make your selection.
4. Click on "Save".

To check that your link is working, preview your page and then click on the link.

I hope this is helpful, Arian!
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Arian Popalyar

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where is picture widget because i could only find google gadgets, widgebox gallery and slide apps and how to use them any way
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Nazlie

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Hi Adrian

You will find the Picture Gallery Widget in the "Basics" section in the Sidebar.

Take a look at this tutorial for more details on how to use the Picture Gallery Widget.

If you need any help with it, please let us know.

Nazlie