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Complete specs for the OSTG Technical Network can be found below. For more information on any of our marketing programs, or to enquire about customized packages, please contact your sales rep.

Rates

Please contact your sales representative for a customized plan.

Specs

Ad Sizes

Ad Type Size File Size Sites Typical Layout

Standard Banner

468x60

16k

(above the fold) All sites (below the fold) All sites except SourceForge, freshmeat.net and Slashdot

Leaderboard

728x90

25k

(above the fold) All sites (below the fold) All sites except SourceForge, freshmeat.net and Slashdot

Large Rectangle

336x280

30k

Article Pages. All sites except SourceForge, freshmeat.net and MediaBuilder.

Skyscraper

125x600

25k

All sites except freshmeat.net home page.

Ultrawide Skyscraper

220x600 or 220x400

30k

Slashdot

Mini-Skyscraper

120x300

25k

All sites except Slashdot and SourceForge.

Square Button

125x125

16k

Premium position above the fold. All sites except Slashdot, SourceForge, and freshmeat.net.

Text Links

Text only

37 characters including all spaces

All sites except Slashdot and MediaBuilder.

Text box below fold on left or right side of page

Takeover

Every ad position on the site (except text link and site sponsorship positions).

n/a

All Sites. 3 hours time limit, available Tues-Thurs. Must run between 11am and 4pm East Coast time.

Specific banner position on every available page for three hours.

Ad Formats

AD FORMAT

DESCRIPTION

ACCEPTED ON

GIF, GIF89, JPEG

File size: 25k or less. All ads must include an alternate text description.

All Sites* Hosted on: OSTG Ad Servers.

HTML/JavaScript (DHTML)

Images and scripts in HTML must be third-party served.

All Sites* Hosted on: OSTG Ad Servers.

I-Frames (Floating Frames, HTML, JavaScript, DHTML)

Embedded third-party hosted HTML documents within the framework of a regular HTML document structure.

All Sites*

JAVA Applets

Rich media ad hosted by third-party, appears in standard banner position. Must allow 5 business days for testing and must use a sniffer to check for Java support. No streaming audio/video.

All Sites*

Enliven/ Unicast (In-page)

Rich media ad hosted by third-party, appears in standard banner position. Must allow 5 business days for testing. Targeted to IE browsers only. No streaming audio/video.

All Sites*

Flash/Shockwave

Hosted by third-party. Client should use a sniffer to check for Flash support. Must allow 5 business days for testing. On Slashdot, IE browser-targeted only. Complate Flash Specifications are located here: Flash Specifications

All Sites*

Accepted Ad Serving Technology

AD FORMAT

DESCRIPTION

ACCEPTED ON

Pointroll

Rich media expandable ad hosted by third-party. Must allow five business days for testing and use a sniffer to check for browser support. No streaming audio/video allowed.

All Sites - targeted to IE browsers only.

Bluestreak

Rich media expandable ad hosted by third-party. Must allow five business days for testing and use a sniffer to check for browser support. No streaming audio/video allowed.

All Sites except Flash/Shockwave ads on Slashdot

Dart

Third-party ad server technology. Ads appear in standard OSTG banner positions. Must allow five business days for testing and use sniffer to check for browser support of Flash. No streaming audio/video.

All Sites except Flash on Slashdot.

 

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