Banner Creator

Price Reduction

To fall in line with our new pricing policy to release all of our perl scripts for less than $15 we have now drastically cut the price by 66% of the banner creator script from $44.99 to just $14.99.

New banner sizes added

Banner Creator is a cgi script that allows your visitors to create their own banners online in a matter of seconds and have the banner emailed to them. See Demo

Our thanks go out to bannerscapez.com, katekreates.com, mjfdesigns.com, for allowing us to use their banner backgrounds. Although the banner backgrounds we use in our Demo are included in your download, we are NOT charging you for them and they are only to be used for testing purposes, if you wish to use them permanently you should contact the owners of the above sites and ask for their permision.

See Details of Special Offer below

Features

  • Offer free or 'paid for' banners to your visitors or members
  • Option of having 'Free banner created at yoursite' placed at the bottom of the banner (ideal if charging)
  • Paypal Interface allowing you to charge for your banners via Paypal
  • Banners created are not stored on server hard drive, less than 500 bytes of storage per user is required.
  • Banner is emailed to user, with optional links for user to edit and/or pay for their banner within the email.
  • Design of the script makes it difficult for people to download their created image via the browser.
  • Buyers email address stored for you to colate and send followup emails
  • Email text and front page text stored in text files for easy editing
  • Banner sizes can be set within the script, default size options are :
    1. 120x120
    2. 120x240
    3. 120x600
    4. 125x125
    5. 200x200
    6. 234x60
    7. 250x250
    8. 300x250
    9. 320x50
    10. 468x60

How it works

Your visitors use the online form to create their banner, they are able to select a static background banner or color, the font they want to use, the color of the text and the speed of the animation, if animated banner, etc.

As they complete the form, their banner is created on the screen so they can see how it will look, they are unable to right click on the banner to save it locally.

Once they enter their email address and click on the 'email banner to me' the banner is emailed to them. If you have selected the option, at this point the text 'free banner created at yoursitename' is added to the bottom of the banner.

Within the email that is sent to the user with their new banner you can include a link for them to return and edit their banner aswell as a link for them to pay for the banner if you are charging for it. If they pay for the banner, a new banner will be emailed to them without the 'free banner' text once payment is completed via paypal.

Banners or not stored on your server, instead the form data is stored so less than 500 bytes of storage is needed for each banner. Only data the last banner created for an email address is stored, ie if I created a banner and had it sent to myemail@mydomain.com and then returned later and created another banner and had it emailed to me, the later one is the only one stored on the system, this is the one I would receive if I then made a payment.

Requirements

  • *nix server - this has been tested on Redhat and should work on any *nix server.
  • perl 5.8 and CGI perl module
  • Image Magick and the perl modules associated with it. (check with your server administrator)
  • Ghostscript - This has been tested with GS 8.14
  • LWP perl modules if accepting payment via Paypal
  • Basic understanding of installing perl scripts

Payment is made via Paypal, click on the 'Buy Now' button for the package you are purchasing and the currency you wish to pay in and you will be taken to the Paypal website to make your payment. As soon as your payment has been completed your script will be emailed to you at the email address you used to pay with.

See Details of Special Offer below

The BASIC Banner Creator allows you to offer the Basic Banner Creator. You will also receive 14 days email support from the day of purchase.

This package includes all the banner backgrounds that we use in our demo, please note we are not selling these as stated above.

The other banner types, ie Alternating banner, scrolling banner,. morphing banner and chasing banner, can be purchased as an add on to the BASIC Banner Creator above. Please note the BASIC banner creator is required before you can install these additional banners.