Link4 Ad Style and Implementation Guide

This is the style guide for ads appearing on the link4cloud.com websites.

Ad Display Sizes

The nominal size for ads is 350px wide by 268px tall. Here is an example of ad of that display size:

LInk4 example ad

However, the ads will be used on mobile-friendly responsive websites where the ads may be shrunk on different devices, so the ads must be readable even when downsized to 229px wide as shown here:

LInk4 example ad

Be sure that all of your text is still readable at 229px wide!

Actual Ad Image Dimensions

To take advantage of double-resolution Retina (and similar) displays, the actual ad size should be double the nominal size, or 700px by 536px. Note that the ad will most likely never be displayed larger than 350px wide though.

The corners will be rounded (using CSS) with a 10-pixel radius curve, so avoid placing text in the corners of the ad.

File Format and Size

The image format should be .jpg or .png, whichever results in smaller file size. File size should be less than 1MB.

Colors

You are free to use whatever colors you desire in your ad. However, we recommend a text-to-background contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 (corresponding to WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines).

Analytics

Link4 does not provide client-accessible analytics data for ads. Therefore, it is recommended that you link your ad to a dedicated landing page that you can track or add a query string to your URL with the appropriate tracking functionality on your site.