Display Floating Ads within Your Web Page
With the internet public
becoming more and more averse to in-your-face advertising, you'll probably
want to implement this article with some good taste.
This article shows you how to put an image and/or text into the top-right
corner of your web page. When the page is scrolled, your image/text stays
in the top-right corner.
page shows you how it works.
Geocities.com uses a similar idea to float their Yahoo image or other ads
on their member's sites. Pages on sites whose hosting services preempt that
space may not be able to use the code presented with this article.
The floating ad could be (as examples)
a small logo,
a link to a news item,
a text link to a special area of
your site (such as "FAQ" or "Terms of Service"),
a "Click to Buy" button image linking
to an order page,
an ezine subscription form,
an affiliate banner, or
a link that launches a popup window
with additional content.
You'll think of other ways to use
The part that floats is placed between CSS
<span...></span> tags. Thus, it can contain any HTML code.
Server Side Includes can be used between the
<span...></span> tags, which means you can use Master Site News,
Master Daily Content, or Master Merry-Go-Round to insert the floating content.
(The Master Series of scripts are available
This is what you do:
page and place it in the <head></head> area of your page.
(2) Put onLoad="StartFloat()" into the <body... tag.
(3) Put these lines into the page content (<body></body>) area:
<span align="right" id="AdFloater" style="position: absolute; visibility:
hidden; top: 1px;"> [CONTENT] </span>
(4) Replace [CONTENT] in the above lines with whatever you want to have float
on your page.
That's all there's to it!
Done with good taste, it could be an asset to your site.
About the Author:
Bontrager Programmer/Publisher, "WillMaster Possibilities"