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BannerZest 2.0 adds banner presets, 10 new themes

updated 08:35 pm EDT, Fri September 25, 2009

Exported banners compatible with iPhones

Aquafadas has released v2.0 of its banner animation software, BannerZest. The application is used to design website banners and export them in suitable formats. The latest release features 10 new banner themes, three of which are exclusive to the Pro version of the program. Theme presets have been added giving users the opportunity to chose standardized sizes for their banners.

The update also allows users to add sound files and can publish a banner in a single .swf file. Banners are additionally exported in a format that can be viewed on iPhones.

The application is compatible with iWeb, RapidWeaver, Dreamweaver, Freeway, and various other website constructing programs. BannerZest 2.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 and is available from the Aquafadas online store for $50. The Pro version of the software can be purchased for $130.

by MacNN Staff





  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Great - more blinking, annoying c*** to block with my ad blocker. With sound, too! And now your iPhone can also have this latest, greatest, most annoying enhancement to your browsing experience. And you get to pay for it, too, as all these ads are data, which you pay for.

    If sites would stick to non-blinking, non-moving ads, people would not have such a need to block them.

  1. herojig

    Joined: Dec 1969


    @ Elroth

    Dude, that's pretty harse. As a designer I am often asked to make a web banner or element that attracts attention, and I rarely use anything that blinks. But making text and images move is just more enjoyable for the end user in most cases (well, in the case of the internet generation). I have to say that BannerZest 1.5 is pretty good, albeit quirky and unpredictable, and limited by simplistic templates. It also does a really good job at compression without a lot of thinking or clicks. I'm looking forward to 2.0 as I have developer clients who need banners for their apps, and anything that simplifies the workflow there is going to be appreciated.

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