Training Courses

Banner Ad Design

One Day Course

Overview

Learn how to design responsive web banner ads that will work on all platforms and devices.

This course will teach you how to use Photoshop and HTML to create prototype designs for every device, market and ad space. You can then hand over these completed prototype ads to be built by your web developer (or attend our HTML course and build them yourself!)

This course is run as a private course so you can bring your own artwork or create your own ads during the course if you wish.

You need no previous design or coding experience to attend this course.

  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Different types of banner ads
    • Banner specs and sizes
    • Storyboarding your ad

    Designing your ad
    • Vector vs pixel based ads
    • Designing for multiple platforms
    • Screen resolution issues
    • Generating artwork from scratch
    • Reusing existing artwork
    • Understanding images slices
    • Working with text in Photoshop
    • Optimising image quality and size
    • Exporting your artwork

  • Prototyping your ad
    • Browser compatibility and semantic elements
    • Working with the grid
    • Designing for smartphones
    • Designing for tablet devices
    • Designing for the desktop
    • Creating the wireframe

    HTML and CSS essentials
    • Producing the wireframe as HTML
    • Understanding background images
    • Using an existing HTML template
    • Using HTML to display your prototype pages
    • Briefing web developers
    • Maintaining backwards compatibility

    Making your ad work for you
    • Using a strong call to action
    • Creating a sense of urgency
    • Tracking impressions and clicks

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

Comfort + Location
Reputation + Feedback

Our Clients


We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 18584 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed18584
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


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