Benefits of adding a flash animation on your website

Most of you may have a website of any kind. You might have done successful SEO optimizations and your site might be in the top spot in search engines. However, while the internet users click on your link to check your site, the main challenge is to pass the right message to your visitors in a shorter time. Average users spend only few seconds on any new website they visit. There should be something in your website to attract the visitors. They also should get the right information within this short span of time. Else they will move away from your site with nothing.

You can bring the attention of the visitors by creating a beautiful Flash animation. Flash web animations not only increase your website’s visual appeal, but it helps you to connect with your viewers more effectively. Here are some of the advantages of adding a dynamic Flash animation into your website.

1. Effective methods to send your messages:

An effective animation speaks better than still images or plain texts. Compared to static content, you can convey your message more effectively using animations. Your target audience gets your message without reading the entire text content. You can successfully promote your product or service using a creative animation in your web page.

2. Faster method to pass the message to your website visitors.

Web users spend 10-15 seconds in a website and scan it to understand its value. Nobody will stay at your site for a long time if there are no interactive elements. People don’t like to read long, boring articles or passages. This is the age of multimedia and animation. You have to entertain your viewers while sharing information with them. You should use animation in your website to increase the viewers’ interest in your site. You can add an animation effect in your homepage and encourage your audience to explore other pages of your site.

3. Branding and promotion made easy

Effective promotion is very important in the success of any business. In today’s crowded marketplace, you need to establish a brand to earn the loyalty of your customers. Adding a Flash animation can make your brand appeal to your potential customers. For example; a logo is an important element to brand your identity and instead of normal static logo you can use a Flash animated logo in your website to make your brand noticeable.

4. Enhances your product and service sales

When you sell various products from your online store, you can give a glimpse of your products from the main page with the help of a Flash animation. Use an animated slideshow or a short animated catalog of the products on your homepage, to let users know about your products without visiting the “products” page. It helps you to introduce your products faster to your target audience and encourage them to buy the item. Similarly if you are selling your services, put a dynamic overview of your offers to bring quick attention of the customers.

Your audience will pay more attention to your message when they see it in a dynamic process. But, make sure Flash files you use in your website are lightweight and optimized for faster loading. If the visitors have to wait for a long time just to watch the video, they will stay away from the site. Use of a Flash header, a small Flash Animation with right message or a Flash banner advertisement increases the popularity of your website.

CorpGenie tools help you to make fast, attractive, optimized Flash animations for all your needs. The simple user friendly interface helps you to make your instant flash files with various animations with absolutely no coding. You only need a single user account to make any projects.

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Design Tips for online banner ads: How to make online banner ads more effective and attractive

Following are few design tips that will help you to make online banner ads more effective and attractive:

1.    Make your banner simple but focused
Make sure to use brief and concise contents on your banner ads. Provide a strong call-to-action. If you include too many contents or call-to-actions, you are confusing your prospective lead and hence won’t get their attention to the right message you are conveying. Provide one or two relevant images that associates to your website. For example, if you are a realtor, probably you could add an image of a building/house and a small photo of yourself along with your contact details. If you are making a restaurant related banner ad, use the image of a special item from your menu along with your offer. You will get most appropriate designer templates at CorpGenie banner builder, which can be easily edited to meet your needs.

2.    Choose a color palette (theme) that compliments your website or landing page
Those banner ads have close look and feel of the website usually have the highest click-through rates. You may also try a color pattern that will contrast to the background color of your website or landing page

3.    Try to use legible fonts
Make sure you are using legible text (fonts), that the visitors could easily read. Try to avoid script fonts which are very difficult to read, especially in smaller banner sizes. Keep in mind that a prospective lead should read your message and act on it.

4.    Animate your banner to increases the banner CTR
Nice looking, quick-to-download animation can greatly increase a banner’s CTR.  But keep in mind that the purpose of the animation is to attract visitors, not to irritate them. Animations loops endlessly may irritate visitors. It might be a good idea to have your main message come in the first frame as that capture the attention of the visitors quickly. CorpGenie Banner builder provide only the most effective animations that is widely used worldwide among professional banner designers.

5.    Use quality images and logos (with right size and resolution) in your banner
Do not use poor quality images or logos in your banner. The image resolution has to be 72/dpi, which supports any screen resolution. Try to use images of correct size (depends on the size of banner you are making). The size of your banner can vary based on your preference. But, we recommend single images size shouldn’t be more than 250 pixels in most banners using for online ads. The case is different if you are using full or half screen size banners. The idea is to reduce the loading speed of the banner when it goes online. If a banner is too heavy, it can reduce the speed at which a webpage loads.  This may result in losing potential visitors of your banner ad.

6.    Do not forget to link the banner to a specific page.
When people click on the banner, they want to go directly to the web page that has the specific information they are looking for.  Keep in mind that your visitors do not have time to go to a page and hunt for the information they want. The action/event panel at CorpGenie banner builder helps you to provide appropriate hyper-links to the required webpage fast and easy.

7.    The right size of banners
The size of the banner depends on your design needs and the requirements of the place where you are posting your banner. Search engines like Google have specific requirements which are available at their website.

From our experience with various publishers, the standard banner sizes are:

Google AdWards banner size details are available at
Wikipedia also provide details of some standard banner sizes at

Foot Note:
Use CorpGenie banner builder (link: ) to make animated, easy-to-load, stylish banner ads of any size. There are plenty of easy to customize designer templates available to meet all your needs. In most cases you only need to edit the images and texts with yours. You could keep the existing animations or may edit using the animation panel. Select any size of banner designs, keep the given size or customize it using the property panel. The idea behind this tool is to make you create your stylish, professional looking banners in few minutes with no programming skills.

How to add a flash Intro to an existing website

This is a very common question; “how to add a flash intro to an existing website”. To do this you must create the intro page and do some renaming of the current index.html page.
When you add a flash Intro file to a webpage you should make sure that the web page containing the intro is named ‘index.html’. The index.html is the first page that will be loaded when visitors are accessing your webpage. This is the default setting and all websites on the internet world work like this.
1) So, first rename the existing index.html to something like home.html.
2) Now create a new page named “index.html” and embed your flash file into the newly created page.

How to embed the flash intro into your newly created index.html page

Method 1:
Use this method when you like to download the flash intro created with CorpGenie flash intro builder and upload into your own web directory at your hosting place.

1) Upload the SWF file (yourfashintro.swf) to your web directory.
2) Copy the web path of the uploaded SWF file.
3) Copy and paste the following code into the index.html page

<object classid=”clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000″ codebase=”” width=”498” height=”380” id=”test1″>
<param name=”movie” value=”” /></param>
<param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param>
<embed src=”” width=”498” height=”380” name=”test1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”” />

a.    Name of the SWF (given as yourflashintro.swf) should be the actual name of your flash movie.
b.    Change the width and height (given as: width=”498″ height=”380″ ) to meet your requirements
c.    The code line ‘<param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param>’ is optional and is needed only when you like to display your intro in full screen
d.    The “id” is the “nick-name” of the SWF file (talking about “test1” in id=”test1″ ) and it should be unique among embedded SWF files within the single web page. If you are embedding a single swf file, you can leave it as it is.
e.    Make sure to edit the web path (given as in the above) with yours.
f.    Don’t simply copy and paste the given code without updating the SWF’s web path

Open the HTML page that you just created in a browser window to preview the flash intro.

Method 2:
Use this method when you are using the embed code of the flash intro created with CorpGenie flash intro builder. This is the most convenient method when you don’t need to worry about downloading and uploading the created file into another hosting place.
To do this, copy and paste the embed code you get from CorpGenie (associated to your intro file created at CorpGenie) into the index.html page

<object width=”800” height=”600“>
<param name=”movie” value=””></param>
<param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param>
<param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always”></param>
<embed src=”” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” width=”800” height=”600” allowscriptaccess=”always” allowfullscreen=”true”></embed>

a.    Change the width and height (given as: width=”800″ height=”600″ ) to meet your requirements
b.    The code line ‘<param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true”></param>’ is optional and is needed only when you like to display your intro in full screen

Open the HTML page that you just created in a browser window to preview the flash intro.

Foot Note:
1.    It is a better practice to put the “SKIP INTRO” link in your flash intro file. Add a hyper-link (e.g.: ) to it; so that your visitors can skip the intro at any time and go to the actual home page of your website. You could add hyper-links using the action/event tab on CcoprGenie builder
2.    Similarly if you are adding the “ENTER” link on your intro, that also should link to the home.html page.

Visit to create your stylish, interactive, dynamic professional looking flash intros with our user friendly online tool. No coding needed.

Create Stylish Flash Intros for your website with CorpGenie

Flash intros can be the face of your website. In this fast world visitors prefer to get the abstract of the website as soon as they get into the website. A stylish, fast loading flash intro can provide a brief of your website to the visitors of your website and hence can attract them to look further. Corpgenie provides the simple, user friendly online flash Intro builder for you to create stylish flash intros in minutes with no coding experience or programming knowledge. You have options to use stylish designer templates to make faster intros (all you need is to edit the texts and images with your own information) or can make your own designs using blank templates. CorpGenie provides various shapes to enhance your design and you can change the color of those shapes to match with the themes of your website. You get detailed video tutorials at the “Get started” section of the builder or could use the enhanced HTML help at any time from help menu.

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Three CorpGenie products going live on February 15th, 2012

It is our pleasure to announce that, CorpGenie brings some exciting tools live on February 15th, 2012. Online Flash Banner Creator, Flash Slideshow Maker and Album Builder are the first three, from the list of many user friendly tools CoprGenie brings to public in next few months. We believe these tools will help promoting your business / organization /service to the next level. Visit for more details.

Since the beta testing started couple of months ago, we were getting several positive feedbacks, suggestions and support from various visitors, friends and supporters. We are using this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to all those supported us in many ways. While expecting your continuous support and valuable suggestions, we promise improving these tools with more exciting new features and cool stuffs.

Once again thanking you all.
CorpGenie Team