Online Specs

Digital Ad Sizes

  • Leaderboard: 728 x 90 pixels
  • Wide Skyscraper 160 X 600 pixels 
  • Medium Rectangle: 300 x 250 pixels
  • Small Rectangle: 300 x 100 pixels

Additional requirements

  • File Size: 50k Maximum
  • Format: JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, Internal Redirect, Flash SWF, Video.
    • All Flash Ads require back-up JPEG or GIF
  • Resolution: 72 dpi
  • Color depth: 8 bit (256 colors)

Newsletter ads:

Animated gifs will only display the first frame in Outlook versions 2007 and newer

For requirements of specific newsletters, please visit our newsletter list.

Digital Edition Specifications

Digital Edition sponsorship includes two ad locations.

  • In digital edition Nxtbook platform: 160x600 pixels; 50k maximum; JPEG, PNG, Flash (No GIFS)
  • In digital edition email alert: 300x250; 50k maximum; JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF

Flash requirements

Flash files must be 24 fps with no clicktag

Submit files to

webads@sosland.com

Flash Ad Requirements

A back-up GIF should be provided for all Flash ads.

Clicks on Flash ads can only be tracked with the proper code included in the initial design. A clickTAG button must be added on the topmost layer and contain the following action script exactly as it appears:

on (release){
getURL (clickTAG, "_blank"); 
}

 

clickTAG Coding Instructions

Use the getURL() function in the Actions-Frame panel to write the tracking code.

  1. Add an extra layer to the top of the layer panel.
  2. Select that layer with the Selection tool.
  3. Choose the Rectangle tool and cover the creative throughout the entire timeline.
  4. Convert the rectangle into a "Button" symbol.
  5. Make the rectangle transparent: Effect panel > Alpha > 0%
  6. In the Actions-Frame panel, give the following action to the transparent rectangle:
    On Mouse Event: Release
    GetURL: clickTAG 
    Check the Expression box so there are no quotes around clickTAG
    Window: _blank

Video Ad Specifications

  • Format Category: In-Page Video Units
  • Format (WxH): 300x250
  • Max Initial Load File Size: 40KB
  • Add'l File Weight (Polite Download): 1.2MB
  • Flash Specifics: 18 fps
  • Audio Initiation: User Initiated (on click)
  • Maximum Animation Length: Anything up to 15 seconds
  • Controls: Control – "Close X", Play, Pause, Rewind, Volume
  • Font: 16 pt
  • Web Site Labeling & Other Items: Label – "Advertisement"

Page Peel Ad Specifications

  • Dimensions are 75x75 pixels (corner peel) and 500x500 pixels (full peel)
  • The ad is served from the Home page
  • Audio is not permitted
  • File format: - GIF/JPG, 3rd party tags - SWF (Flash 8 to 10/AS3.0). Creative must be delivered with attached .FLA in case of necessary edits. All required fonts must be delivered with the FLA in PC format.
  • Maximum File Size: - GIF/JPG: 50K - FLASH: 100K
  • Frame Rate: 20 frames per second maximum.
  • Mouse over/mouse off: When a user passes a mouse over the creative, the panel expands; the panel retracts when the mouse is removed.

Interstitial Ad Specifications

  • Dimensions are 640x480 (width x height in pixels)
  • The ad can be served from any of the targeted advertising sections of the website.
  • The Interstitial Ad will display for no longer than 15 seconds and then disappear automatically.
  • The advertiser can either include their own functioning "Close Window" button or one can be set within Open Adstream to display, but one must be present.
  • Any audio in the ad must be User Initiated (on click)
  • The Interstitial Ads will serve to each site user no more than once per day.
  • File format: - GIF/JPG. - SWF (Flash 8 to 10/AS3.0). Creative must be delivered with attached .FLA in case of necessary edits. All required fonts must be delivered with the FLA in PC format.
  • Maximum File Size: - GIF/JPG: 50K - FLASH: 100K
  • Submovie Loads: Initial movie only. No submovie loads allowed.
  • Frame Rate: 20 frames per second maximum.
  • Animation: The movie and all associated elements can animate for a maximum of 10 seconds, after which the unit should pause for 5 seconds at the final frame. Animation any longer than a total of 15 seconds will be cut off.

Submit all online ads as an e-mail attachment to: webads@sosland.com. Materials must be received one week before the start or change of the campaign to ensure trafficking on the start/change date. A working click-through URL must be submitted with every ad. The click-through URL should NOT be embedded in the Flash creative because clicks cannot be counted if the URL is in the .swf file.

Customer may be billed for alterations made to online ads.